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Country pop

Music genre
NameCountry pop
Stylistic originsCountry and western (especially countrypolitan), pop music, soft rock
Cultural origins1960s Nashville
Typical instrumentsVocals - Guitar - Bass - Drums - pedal steel guitar or dobro- Occasional use of other instruments
Mainstream popularityMainstream through the United States
Derivative formsAdult contemporary
Other topicsNashville sound - Urban cowboy - Country soul

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Country pop, with roots in both the countrypolitan sound and in soft rock, is a subgenre of country music that first emerged in the 1970s. Although the term first referred to country music songs and artists that crossed over to Top 40 radio, country pop acts are now more likely to cross over to adult contemporary.

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