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  • n. Plural form of honky-tonk.


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  • Songs performed by women country singers of the 1960s and 1970s that promoted motherhood, chastity, monogamy, and child rearing outsold country songs about women expressing their sexuality, cheating on their mates, dancing at honky-tonks, or drinking.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • He relaxed by the pool, shared a bucket of popcorn at the local multiplex, checked out the action at the local mall, and knocked back a few at several Nashville honky-tonks.

    William and Kate

  • The result was a flood that swamped well-known Music City landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry, the Tennessee Titans stadium and downtown's historic honky-tonks, as well as thousands of homes.

    Nashville rebounding from last year's floods

  • Year after year, Christenberry has returned to Hale County, Ala. and found meaning and magic in churches, advertising signs and honky-tonks.

    William Christenberry to be honored

  • While stationed at Bolling Air Force Base, he played accordion with Dub Howington and the Tennessee Haymakers at local honky-tonks.

    TV personality, country singer and sausage-maker Jimmy Dean dies at 81

  • A downbeat portrait of a once-great country singer dragging his sorry ass through a string of bars, honky-tonks and bowling alleys, the film looks at times like Tender Mercies-lite – a comparison heightened by the cameo appearance of an ageless Robert Duvall.

    Edge of Darkness; Crazy Heart; Invictus; Exam; The Wolfman

  • When my parents were divorced - my mom left when I was eight, my dad raised my brothers and I back at the family ranch, and we sang in bars and honky-tonks and thats sort of how we made our living.

    The Two Sides Of Jewel: 'Sweet And Wild'

  • BAMcin matek's 33-film series sweeps a long, black cloak across the history of vampire cinema: From primal iterations in F.W. Murnau's neo-expressionist "Nosferatu" (1922) and Carl Theodor Dreyer's austere and minimalist "Vampyr" (1932), to the latter-day incarnations of Nicolas Cage's cockroach-chewing bite victim in "Vampire's Kiss" (1988) and Bill Paxton as the leader of a gang of biker vampires, bleeding dry the Texas honky-tonks in Kathryn Bigelow's "Near Dark" (1987).

    Psychos and Suckers

  • He's talking about the financial obligations that force him to spend his golden years performing in smoky casinos and beer-soaked honky-tonks across the country - a monthly $80,000 payroll he feels duty-bound to pay the musicians, managers and helping hands who have served him so faithfully through the years.

    For Merle Haggard, music is a life sentence

  • Mr. Gorodetsky agrees that producing TV is like playing in honky-tonks: "When you're on a roll and you're all kind of clicking it really does feel like you're in a band."

    The Santa Claus of Christmas Songs


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