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Genre: honky tonk

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Honky tonk music is a subgenre of country music that emerged in the 1940s and 1950s. It is characterized by its raw and emotional lyrics, twangy guitar riffs, and a danceable beat. Honky tonk songs often focus on themes of heartbreak, drinking, and the struggles of everyday life. This genre has been popularized by many legendary artists, including those mentioned above, who have left an indelible mark on the country music landscape.


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List of honky tonk artists

Here is a list of honky tonk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the honky tonk genre. You can find out what honky tonk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 59 1199315
2 41 150066
3 39 102152
4 36 108573
5 55 972295
6 38 70520
7 33 61206
8 29 7563
9 25 30357
10 39 143960
11 32 7983
12 18 2408
13 17 16038
14 17 3744
15 15 5796
16 8 3184
17 11 2363
18 9 1153
19 7 1713
20 20 6185
21 16 2957
22 9 2513
23 8 542
24 4 327
25 1 190
26 1 274
27 1 25
28 1 77
29 1 71
30 1 75
31 1 416

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