country music

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Etymology[edit]

A shortening of country and western. This version has been predominant since the 1950s.

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country music (uncountable)

  1. (music) 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.

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  • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pgs. 77-80.

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