hillbilly music

noun

Examples of hillbilly music in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That hillbilly music turned white at the turn of the 20th century. TIME, 14 Feb. 2024 Contemporary audiences still tend to associate the banjo with white Southern traditions of bluegrass, old-time and what record labels used to market as hillbilly music, but its roots are in Africa, in stringed instruments like the akonting, the buchundu and the ngoni. Adam Bradley Justin French, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 It was called hillbilly music. Chris Varias, The Enquirer, 19 Feb. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hillbilly music was in 1943

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“Hillbilly music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillbilly%20music. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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