Definition of country and western noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


country and western

BrE BrE//ˌkʌntri ən ˈwestən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʌntri ən ˈwestərn//
(abbreviation C & W) (also country music, country) [uncountable] Styles of music
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a type of music in the style of the traditional music of the southern and western US a country and western singer See related entries: Styles of music Culture Country and western music includes cowboy songs and hillbilly music. There are more US radio stations playing country music than for any other type of music. The home of country music is Nashville, Tennessee, with its Grand Ole Opry. see also bluegrass, rockabilly
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: country and western