[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A fusion of]] HipHop and CountryMusic.

This fusion has been traced back to before Hip Hop was even invented, as a lot of blues and country artists displayed vocal styles which were similar to rapping. One journalist traced the origins of Country Rap to Woody Guthrie. Some spoken-word songs by the Sons of the Pioneers also have rap-like elements.

Hip Hop and Country music have been fused in different variations since the 1980s - one of the more notable early efforts is The Music/BeastieBoys sampling from the ''{{Deliverance}}'' soundtrack on their 1989 album ''Paul's Boutique'', and Music/DeLaSoul using a sample from [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament]]'s "Little Ole Country Boy" for the chorus of "Potholes in My Lawn", in the same year. Some modern Country artists have incorporated Hip Hop influences into their music, and collaborated with popular rappers, and there are also artists devoted primarily or solely to Country Rap fusions.

Despite what some wits may say, "crap" is not the official name for this genre.
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!!Examples

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* The Bellamy Brothers' 1987 single "Country Rap," which coincidentally shares its name with this trope. The song just missed the top 30 of the ''Billboard'' Hot Country Singles chart, and was just one way brothers Howard and David experimented with other styles and genres in their music; for instance, "Get into Reggae Cowboy" -- which used (guess what) reggae as its main beat -- became a top 20 country hit in 1982.
* Music/{{Boondox}}
* Music/BubbaSparxxx
* Music/ColtFord
* Cowboy Troy, including his guest raps with Big and Rich
* Music/NappyRoots
* [[Music/HouseOfPain Everlast]] dabbles in this genre sometimes. A recent album included a cover of JohnnyCash's "Folsom Prison Blues", which incorporated HipHop samples and scratching, including the beat from Music/CypressHill's "Insane in the Brain".
* Music/KidRock [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mixed]] this with other fusions.
* Country singer [[Music/NealMcCoy Neal McCoy]] recorded a hip-hop version of the ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' theme song for TheMovie.
* Music/StitchMouth
* Music/SnoopDogg recorded a CountryRap called "My Medicine". It featured guest vocals by Music/WillieNelson and production by [[Music/HouseOfPain Everlast]].
* Music/TobyKeith's singles "Getcha Some" and "I Wanna Talk About Me" are examples, keeping country instrumentation but using quick, spoken lyrics.
* Music/JasonAldean's "Dirt Road Anthem" is a cover of a song co-written by Colt Ford. Yes, it keeps the rap part intact. And Jason took it to the extreme by remixing it with Ludacris.
** "The Only Way I Know", which features Music/EricChurch and Music/LukeBryan, is also a borderline example.
* While not a direct example, Montgomery Gentry's "If You Ever Stop Loving Me" has a turntable scratch in it.
* Some people argue that Music/CharlieDaniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" was the first rap song. Think about it.
** Predated by CDB's "Uneasy Rider", which is ''entirely'' spoken with just a musical background as opposed to alternating sung/spoken parts.
** CDB ''loved'' this trope; other examples are "Legend of Wooly Swamp" and "Stroker Ace."
* [[Music/CWMcCall CW McCall]]'s "Convoy" and "Wolf Creek Pass" are also arguably early examples of rap.
* Creator/TimWilson played it for laughs on "Hillbilly Homeboy".
* Music/BrotherAli's "Uncle Sam Goddamn" has a blues-influenced beat that helps it criticize the U.S. government for its involvement in the slave and the crack cocaine trade and for its failure to provide for the poor.
* "Ready Set Roll" by Chase Rice has a rapid-fire rap in the second verse and overall strong hip-hop beat.
* Music/FloridaGeorgiaLine do some rapping in the second verse of "This Is How We Roll".
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