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country rock

n. 1 (context music English) A genre of music combining elements of country music and rock music. 2 (context geology English) The rock which is native to a certain area.

Country rock

Country rock is subgenre of popular music, formed from the fusion of rock and country. It was developed by rock musicians who began to record country-flavored records in the late-1960s and early-1970s. These musicians recorded rock records using country themes, vocal styles, and additional instrumentation, most characteristically pedal steel guitars. Country rock began with Bob Dylan and The Byrds, reaching its greatest popularity in the 1970s with artists such as Emmylou Harris, the Eagles, Michael Nesmith, Poco and Pure Prairie League. Country rock also influenced artists in other genres, including The Band, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, and George Harrison's solo work. It also played a part in the development of Southern rock.

Country rock (geology)

Country rock is a geological term meaning the rock native to an area. It is similar and in many cases interchangeable with the terms basement and wall rocks.

The term is used to denote the usual strata of a region in relation to the rock which is being discussed or observed.

The following are areas in geology when the term country rock is used;

  • Intrusive settings; when describing a pluton or dike one may describe the igneous rock as intruding the surrounding country rock, the rock into which the pluton has intruded.
  • In describing the texture or structure of lit-par-lit (layer by layer) intrusion, the intrusive is described in relation to the country rock or wall rock
  • Alluvial settings; when describing recent alluvium the material that has arrived through volcanic, glacial or fluvial action can be described as a veneer on the country rock


Usage examples of "country rock".

White quartz and country rock blasted toward the other wall of the canyon.

It was ice, mostly, that they converted into energy, some of the same ice that was being turned into atmosphere-though probably some country rock crept in along with the ice.

He took samples of the pure white stringers of quartz, and to be on the safe side he also took samples of the country rock, the rock between the veins.