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- A subgenre of country music, blending the sounds of the Nashville sound and popular music; produced and marketed to reach a wide audience.
- (pejorative) Any country music that sounds more like popular music than traditional forms of country (e.g. honky tonk).
The term country pop is often used as a catch-all when referring to country music produced after 1990, when artists such as Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill rose to fame and their styles became very popular.