Are there any other honky tonk fans around? I never thought it would appeal to me, but now I frequently listen to, sing, and play it. Personally, I think it's a shame that a lot of these artists are now forgotten, and also the turn country has taken overall as a genre. I can't say that I don't like some new country artists, but it's not as true as the 50s country is.

A favorite of mine is Webb Pierce. His voice gives me chills, and each and every one of his songs are memorable (for me). His smile is contagious too, no?

Of course, one artist is a bit narrow for an entire thread, so feel free to talk about any artist in this genre. Who are your favorites? What got you into honky tonk/country?

Hopefully this is the right place to post this!
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Quote by fattypumbaa
Hank Williams is King.

That he is! Now that I think about it, Jim Reeves is also up there on my favorites. As far as Hank goes, I love his music. Hank Jr.? Not so much. But he's had his moments too, no doubt.
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