Honky Tonkitis

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We've decided to make October the month we feature female honky tonk singers. They're no small part of honky tonk music. From Kitty Wells (who probably started it all) to Loretta Lynn to Patsy Cline to Dottie West, many female singers have had a strong impact on honky tonk music. To prime the pump, we're starting with a little tune by Alice Joy, along with the question: Is it honky tonk? It's an overwhelmingly positive song about her man coming back to her. How the hell is that honky tonk? It does have the necessary bare-bones honky tonk arrangement, but it's pretty darn happy. All we can think is that she wrote a tune after this when he didn't show up. Now THAT would be honky tonk.

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