outlaw country

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The term outlaw country is often credited as being derived from the Waylon Jennings' song "Ladies Love Outlaws." The outlaw country genre was created as a response to the then-prevalant Nashville sound and growing popularity of country pop.

Noun[edit]

outlaw country

  1. A subgenre of country music that became popular during the 1970s, fusing older styles (such as honky tonk) with newer styles including rock and blues. Artists involved wrote their own material, demanded creative control of their music and adopted an "outlaw" image.