Define it how ever you want, but what Rockabilly means to us is a grinding beat that you can’t get enough of, makes you move your feet and speaks to your soul.
A type of popular music, originating in the southeastern US in the 1950s, combining elements of rock and roll and country music.
A fast, spare style of White rock music which originated in the mid-1950s in the US South
~Collins English Dictionary
A style of popular music combining the features of rock-‘n’-roll and hillbilly music.
1956, from noun sense of rock in the music sense + second element abstracted from hillbilly music. One of the first uses is in a “Billboard” item about Johnny Burnette’s “Lonesome Train.” ~Online Etymology Dictionary
A blend of black rhythm and blues with white hillbilly music(1956+)