Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. (context music English) A style of popular music that originated in the folk music of the rural population of the southern and western United States and characterized by string-band instruments and simple melodies.
n. a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments [syn: country and western, C and W]
Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains.
Country Music may also refer to:
- Country Music (Willie Nelson album), 2010
- Country Music (Marty Stuart album)
- Country Music (magazine), a bi-monthly magazine on country music
Country Music is a 2010 album by country artist Willie Nelson. The album consists in a compilation of country music standards. Produced by Grammy-winning T Bone Burnett, it was released on April 20, 2010 by Rounder Records, and according to Nelson is the first traditional album he has ever recorded. It was his first release in the 2010s.
Country Music is the 11th studio album of American country singer Marty Stuart, released in 2003. With his previous album The Pilgrim, Stuart established himself as a serious recording artist and an accomplished musician. For this album he formed a new backing band called the Fabulous Superlatives. To date, Marty and his Superlatives are still touring, recording, and performing on The Marty Stuart Show on RFD-TV.
The members of the band are:
- 'Cousin' Kenny Vaughan - Guitar
- 'Handsome' Harry Stinson - Drums
- 'Brother' Brian Glenn - Bass (who would later be replaced by 'The Apostle' Paul Martin, who was subsequently replaced by 'Professor' Chris Scruggs)
Though the album was a commercial success, Stuart later claimed he was unhappy with the album, and said he was "guilty of trying to have a hit".
Country Music was a bi-monthly magazine on country music founded in 1972. that was published by American Media from 1973 to 2003. Its last issue was dated August-September 2003. A second American Media publication on country music, Country Weekly, continued publication after the closure of Country Music.
Usage examples of "country music".
After some casting about and a few false leads, we settled for a greasy spoon of sorts on Davenport, with vinyl seats and jukeboxes at the tables, stocked with country music and a sprinkling of old Beatles and Elvis Presley songs.
They came for the country music and the All-Day Sings and to get a look at the Old Kentucky Barn Dance they'd heard so often on their radios at home.
He put down a magazine, lowered the volume of the country music on the radio, got up from his spring-backed desk chair, and stood at the counter, frowning at her while she told him, a bit too breathlessly, what had happened.
He had interrupted something when he walked in and now his selection of country music only made it worse.
A radio behind the bar scratched out country music that told a sad tale of cheating and empty bottles.