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Country music (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Country music
Used for/see from:
  • Country and western music
  • Hillbilly music
  • Western and country music
See also:

Grove music online, viewed August 29, 2014 (Country music; origins are the folk music of mostly white, working-class Americans; primary themes include an imagined rural idealism, a celebration of working-class identity, an iconography drawn from the traditions of the American cowboy, and a predominantly Southern, white, Christian, socially conservative and patriotic philosophy)

Country music of the 1940s and later periods. For country music of the 1930s and earlier periods played and sung in the old-time styles, as well as music of later periods played in those styles, see Old-time music.

Note under Old-time music

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