a once-vital form of rustic music derived from European styles of folk and dance music made by European immigrants to America. It's generally played with instruments like the mandolin, acoustic and steel guitars, fiddle and so on. It used to be about observations of the world, life and love in its complexities. Now it's all cliched, with imagery of cowboys, macho bragadoccio, Southern pride, small town life, "she done him wrong", "tears in my beer", "redneck" living, sentimental tripe like the trend-chasing "Angels Among Us", and "family values". Oh yes, and "God bless the U.S.A." jingoism. Ever since Garth Brooks (who is a watered down Bob Seger) hit it big in the fucking PC 90s, country has been "yuppified" and formulaic. Now there boring piano ballads with cliched lyrics galore sung by lousy Richard Marx clones with cowboy hats, the generic hat acts, pretty ladies singing tunes fit only for shopping mall opening-dedications, sexy ladies who sing corporate pop (no, it don't impress me much) and preachy, jingoistic sentimental crap in the aftermath of all this 9/11 business like the aw-shucks "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning". This trash is pushed on the sheep public by corporate execs in suits.
Country music has a rich history, having been around all through the 20th century, maybe before. It is a "root music" of rock'n'roll (along with jazz, blues and other styles). Then in the mid 90s country lost its vitality, absorbed influences from 70s adult contemporary acts like Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles and it's been gawlee gee money-making yee-haw crap ever since, in other words, a pale imitation of what the genre once was. For hicks, soccer moms and yuppies. Utter puke. Whole families listen to this swill, the kids grow up and become slaves to manufactured trash "music" and stereotypes. Sad, really sad.
by California Sun December 04, 2006
Redneck music. I can think of only one good country song. Often songs about the south, driving on the highway, marrying a cousin, etc.
"It's all right to be a Rehdneck...It's all right to ride round in a dirty ol truck, catch a bunch of fish and shoot a bunch of duck!!! It's good to be a redneck!"-Alan Jackson in "It's allright to be a redneck"
by AflacJack August 28, 2003
The WORST music EVER, followed closely by rap and death metal.
Bob: Okay, guys, for our road trip, I brought CDs by Kenny Chesney, Ludacris, and Dismember!
Everyone with a Brain Who Doesn't Want their Ears to Hemmorage: *gets out of the car*

I hate country music.
by Captain Kickass September 10, 2006
The gayest, most retarded, most inbred, most redneck, most fucked-up right-wing shit in the whole goddamn world. NOT REAL MUSIC! It has annoying, white-trash singers who can't pick up a beat, whiny lyrics, occasional yodeling, and the irritating twang. Real music is rap (old school variant only), heavy metal, dance/techno, and punk rock.
Jimbo: I may be born in Georgia and be a Conservacrat, but I prefer more liberal genres of music or even better sounding conservative genres over country music.

Good liberal genres: rap (old school) & punk rock
Good conservative genres: hard rock & heavy metal
Crappy conservative genre: COUNTRY ALL THE FUCKING WAY!

Let's shoot the radio whenever someone plays it.
by Jimbo666 August 03, 2006
Whether the majority of the mentally incapacitated people who have already posted a definition want to accept it or not, country is the foundation of basically every single other form of music. If somebody tells you to stop listening to country and start listening to rock instead, just remember it was country musicians who invented rock.

Not all country songs feature annoying twangy vocals, fiddles, steel guitars, redneck-y themes, or any other retarded stereotype of the genre. Not all of it's fans are white trash, conservative, over-patriotic, mid western, Bush supporters.

Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and Clint Black, believe or not, are NOT the only acts in country and it is extremely ignorant to base your opinion of an entire music style on just four people (well, them and any of their commercially spawned craptastic wannabe sell-out clones just trying to cash in an their success in the industry).

There are MANY wonderful and talented country artists out there, they just are sometimes hard to find. Because once in a while you will actually see somebody appear in the country scene who is genuine and fresh, but when they start getting a lot of attention.... in come the clones who start producing a sad and VERY annoying barrage of shit music that clogs television and radio up so much it's almost impossible to sift through it all to find the real GOOD country music. People buy it because it's what is 'in' at the time, feeding the overrated hype even more. Eventually people wise up and get bored of all of the terrible music, another new craze comes out... the cycle continues... and the good music is sadly nowhere to be found =( And unfortunately most record labels only care about how much it sells and not about how innovative, original, and influential it is.

Which is the only reason I have started to give up on country music; slipshod imitations of the already hard to find creativity. Not because of lame and often incorrect conventional images of what people think country actually is like the rest of you dipshits.
99% of "country" you hear on the radio is a poor representation of real Country Music.
by PsYcHoTiCaLlYinducedSpinalTap April 12, 2007
a.) Real music that you can actually understand, performed by artists who can actually sing and play instruments (not just shout obscenities and sometimes-rhyming slang backed by a drum machine or fragments of somebody else's record played off turntables). Music that condones patriotism and traditional American/family values instead of drive-by shootings, murders, drug usage, racism (i.e. hatred of white people) and general lawlessness.
This type of music is usually enjoyed by proud, honest, hard-working people who have chosen not to be a drain on society by living on welfare and/or spending most of their adult life in prison. You'll never see it on MTV because it's not trendy, thuggish or amoral (like everything else on MTV). Generally not enjoyed by baggy-clothed, backwards ballcap wearing, bling wearing fashion slave "sheeple" posers who feel an irrepressible need to try to impress everybody by acting and talking like something they're not.

b.) The kind of music you'd like your kids to listen to, as opposed to "Yo, yo, I got crunked up on chronic and a fo'ty and did a drive-by 187 on the PO-lice, then c-walked back to the criznizzle and slapped mah beee-yatch."
Typical country music:

"My daddy served in the Army, he lost his right eye - but he flew a flag out in our yard until the day that he died. He wanted my brother, my mother, my sister and me to grow up and live happy in the land of the free."

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free....and I won't forget the men who died to save that right for me. And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today - for there ain't no doubt I love this land.....God Bless the U.S.A."
by Redneck & Proud June 15, 2006
Basically country music is rock on crack.
ewww, what the hell are you playing country music for?
by ilovecheese May 02, 2005
The Best music in the history of forevor!!!

Is the only type of music that does not include screaming, talking(i don't know how people think rap is MUSIC) or nething unbearable. Has lyrics about things that REALLY matter!!!! And every person sounds different where in rapping every1 sounds the same cuz there just talking!!(kan't buhleave people get PAID to talk while music is being played!!)
Sammy: Country music roxx!!!!
JoJo: YA! Let's go listen to some Taylor Swift!!
by cowluvr April 01, 2007

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