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  • noun An abbreviated form of alternative country.

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Examples

  • In 1992, the album Hollywood Town Hall launched the career of the Minnesota band The Jayhawks, making it a seminal force in the burgeoning sound known as alt-country.

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  • Within six months, that song became an alt-country sensation to which everyone knew the words.

    Justin Cox: 5 Bands That Are Reviving "Bluegrass"

  • Whiskeytown's Strangers Almanac, the band and album that popularized the alt-country sound that you could argue launched the Americana movement, featured vocals by Alejandro Escovedo, a son of Mexican immigrants.

    Radley Balko: Americana, the Beautiful

  • Whiskeytown's Strangers Almanac, the band and album that popularized the alt-country sound that you could argue launched the Americana movement, featured vocals by Alejandro Escovedo, a son of Mexican immigrants.

    Radley Balko: Americana, the Beautiful

  • Parsons was the first to fuse country and rock -- or at least who first did it best -- and is often credited as the founding father of alt-country and Americana.

    Radley Balko: Americana, the Beautiful

  • Within six months, that song became an alt-country sensation to which everyone knew the words.

    Justin Cox: 5 Bands That Are Reviving "Bluegrass"

  • "To breathe together" is a literal translation of the Latin word conspirare , which lends its name to the "company of voices" that for two decades has been selling out churches and concert halls in this city better known for indie rock and alt-country than for classical music.

    Modern Echoes of the Renaissance

  • Within six months, that song became an alt-country sensation to which everyone knew the words.

    Justin Cox: 5 Bands That Are Reviving "Bluegrass"

  • Within six months, that song became an alt-country sensation to which everyone knew the words.

    Justin Cox: 5 Bands That Are Reviving "Bluegrass"

  • Whiskeytown's Strangers Almanac, the band and album that popularized the alt-country sound that you could argue launched the Americana movement, featured vocals by Alejandro Escovedo, a son of Mexican immigrants.

    Radley Balko: Americana, the Beautiful

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