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honky-tonk

1. a style of ragtime piano-playing, esp on a tinny-sounding piano
2. a type of country music, usually performed by a small band with electric and steel guitars
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Classic honky-tonk country is the backbone of Dale Watson's sound.
Butte was a booming copper-mining town with more than its share of saloons, theaters, honky-tonks, and fight clubs.
As someone who took to the road at age 15, West has seen more than her share of honky-tonks, small towns and fellow travellers, and their ghosts live on in her lyrics.
After all, didn't it start in the honky-tonks of New Orleans?
Hill ad group that had long been a fixture in the Nashville market in an earlier era.The compact Urban Market, open since February 2007, is close to performing and visual arts venues, professional sports complexes, and, of course, a host of tourist destinations, restaurants, and high-octane honky-tonks. It's open seven days a week, from 6 a.m.
But preservationists say it could destroy the character of the area, which is sprinkled with honky-tonks and restaurants.
She's also a country dancer and author of "Honky-Tonks: Guide to Country Dancin' and Romancin'." The book, which she wrote while on a leave of absence from the Washington Post in 1995, tells beginners how to ride a mechanical bull and how to practice good manners on the dance floor.
Some of Nashville's most prominent honky-tonks occupy other brick warehouse buildings that once held cotton, corn, and tobacco.
The Hall of Fame opened a new $37 million museum in 2001, near the historic Ryman Auditorium and the honky-tonks district of Lower Broadway, in Nashville.
At 16, Anneth compulsively sneaks out at night to flirt and drink at honky-tonks, dancing to the latest songs by Elvis, Patsy Cline, and Sam Cooke.
At the Broken Spoken, the last of the old-time Texas honky-tonks, everyone becomes Texan when two-stepping across the dance floor.