|Stylistic origins||Country music - Hip hop music|
|Cultural origins|| 1980s|
West Coastern, Southwestern, Midwestern, Southern United States
|Typical instruments||Vocals - Guitar - Bass - Drums or Drum machines - occasional use of other instruments|
Country rap is a subgenre of popular music blending country music with hip hop music-style rapping, also known as hick-hop. The genre has been identified as a genre for about twenty years.
Artists noted for practicing this genre include Boondox. Bubba Sparxxx, Cowboy Troy, Nappy Roots and Colt Ford.
Music journalist Chuck Eddy, in The Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll, traces the genre's roots back to Woody Guthrie.
Certain individual country music songs show a hip hop influence, such as Toby Keith's singles "Getcha Some" and "I Wanna Talk About Me," which feature spoken-word verses recited over an insistent rhythm. The same style applies to The Bellamy Brothers' 1987 single "Country Rap." Neal McCoy has also recorded a hip hop version of the theme song of The Beverly Hillbillies called "Hillbilly Rap," which includes samples from other hip hop songs.
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