country music

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  1. a style and genre of largely string-accompanied American popular music having roots in the folk music of the Southeast and cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized, generally simple in form and harmony, and typidied by romantic or melancholy ballads accompanied by acoustic or electric guitar, banjo, violin, and harmonica.

Origin of country music

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called country-and-western, coun·try-west·ern [kuhn-tree-wes-tern] /ˈkʌn triˈwɛs tərn/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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country music

  1. a type of 20th-century popular music based on White folk music of the southeastern USSometimes shortened to: country
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