western swing


Definition of western swing

: swing music played typically on country-music instruments (such as guitar, fiddle, or steel guitar)

Examples of western swing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That will be the 12th of 22 races on the calendar and will be the middle week on the circuit’s traditional three-week western swing, coming a week after Denver and a week before Seattle. Michael Lerseth, SFChronicle.com, "NHRA plans July return to Sonoma Raceway after coronavirus hiatus," 7 Oct. 2020 Trump, who spent the weekend campaigning for re-election in Nevada, resumes his western swing after the California stop. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "As scientists and officials say climate change is causing wildfires, Trump says 'forest management' is to blame," 14 Sep. 2020 After the festival was canceled, the group called off a fund-raiser next week that was expected to bring in up to $250,000 and would feature performances by the western swing band Asleep at the Wheel and others. David Montgomery, New York Times, "Few Virus Cases, but Austin Is Reeling ‘As If a Tornado Came Through’," 13 Mar. 2020 The Heat have both Saturday and Sunday off in the wake of their weeklong western swing, making Monday the next day players, the coaching staff and management will be available for comment. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "NBA enters equation when it comes to potential Heat sanctions for Dion Waiters," 9 Nov. 2019 Guitarist Pete Krebs often accents the mix, dashing one of Portland’s best standing gigs with pedal-steel licks and the motivic rhythm feel of western swing. oregonlive, "Live music in Portland: 25 January concerts you won’t want to miss," 30 Dec. 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys pioneered western swing from the narrow stage. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Texas once had 1,000 dance halls. Now there’s a rush to save those that remain," 4 June 2019 Old time, gospel, the drive and sophistication of bebop and western swing all get jumbled together. John Adamian, courant.com, "Yonder Mountain String Band a virtuosic bluegrass band at Infinity," 11 Oct. 2019 The weekly event will host Lightning Train, a western swing band from Carlsbad, on Friday, Aug. 30. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Elvis in El Cajon," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of western swing

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Western swing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20swing. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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