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Country rock

Music genre
NameCountry rock
Stylistic originsFolk rock - Country music - Country folk
Cultural originsLate 1960s Southern and Western United States
Typical instrumentsGuitar (acoustic, electric and pedal steel), Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar
Mainstream popularitylate 1960s and early 1970s
Derivative formsRoots rock - Southern rock - Heartland rock - Cowpunk -
Subgenre list:Category:Country rock
Other topicsCountry folk - Progressive country - Outlaw country - Texas country

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Country rock is sub-genre of popular music, formed from the fusion of rock with country. The term is generally used to refer to the wave of rock musicians who began to record country-flavored records in the late 1960s and early 1970s, beginning with Bob Dylan and The Byrds; reaching its greatest popularity in the 1970s with artists like Emmylou Harris and the Eagles.

Jim Messina of Poco stated, "So we tried the combination of putting country music, which was our roots, and rock 'n' roll together to try to form something new."

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