hillbilly music

noun

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Examples of hillbilly music in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Their Own Words This new episode of the documentary series profiles guitarist Chuck Berry and how his blend of hillbilly music and R&B helped create the music that became rock ‘n’ roll. Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2021 Olson writes that the Bristol Sessions were one of the first times a producer had traveled to a rural area to record the hillbilly music sound. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 4 Aug. 2017 There’s still the lope of hillbilly music—the steady one-two, one-two striding across the song’s landscape—but inside that is this tight dance beat. Longreads, 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hillbilly music

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Hillbilly music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillbilly%20music. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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