country music

a style and genre of largely string-accompanied American popular music having roots in the folk music of the Southeast and cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized, generally simple in form and harmony, and typidied by romantic or melancholy ballads accompanied by acoustic or electric guitar, banjo, violin, and harmonica.
Also called country-and-western, country-western [kuhn-tree-wes-tern] .

1965–70 Unabridged
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country music
Sometimes shortened to: country a type of 20th-century popular music based on White folk music of the southeastern US

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The facility has a casino and offers travelers a country-western lounge and buffet and country-style dining.
Not that she lacks opportunities to play her eclectic mix of baroque, country-western and pop ballads in public.
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