Get your romance on with Honky Tonk Hearts Valentine hop. Feb. 13-16
March 2, 2014
Along with prizes and free Ebooks, we have Cowboys, cowboys and more cowboys…and the women who can tame their wild hearts!
Lonely hearts seem to gravitate to the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk. Owner and bartender, Gus Rankin, has seen his share of the wandering souls cross his bar and dance floor over the years—he’d even like to think he helped a few find true love along the way.
My Honky Tonk Man is a down-on-his-luck honky tonk musician who mistakes a rich rancher's daughter for a waitress, when she waits tables to help out a friend. Sparks fly until he realizes he’s lost his head over a rich gal, yet again. Will the sweet music they make together be silenced forever?
Let's talk about honky tonks . . .
While researching, I learned a little about honky tonks, past and present. Honky tonks, saloons, dance halls, and beer halls were all names for the bawdy establishments in the towns of the Old West. The bars served beer and whiskey to cowboys, miners, lawmen, gunmen, and soldiers and were often frequented by gamblers, saloon girls, and soiled doves. Piano players and fiddlers kicked up music for dancing.
Todays honky tonks feature alcohol, live bands, and play all forms of Country Western music for the dancers. The songs deal largely with loving, laughing, drinking, and infidelity. Honky tonk music is a mix of country, swing, pop, and blues and was once looked upon as sinfully as rock & roll at its outset.