This tape came from the wilds of Southeast Missouri. A place where mullets are still free to roam the lands, blowing free the Ozark Mountain air. A place where hillbillies mingle freely with rednecks, and, owing to their proximity to Nashville, produce some of the most awesomely bad country music known to man. This tape is a rare treat. I hope you enjoy it.
Honky Tonk Zone
“Well I got blasted the other night / I should have never crossed that line
And it came to my surprise / as they towed me away
I was in the honkey tonk zone / I been dancing all night long
I discovered a mean two-step / Lord, I feel alive
I been wearing these cowboy boots / This is all I want to do
And I found another home / in the honkey tonk zone”
Recorded at Texana Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Producer, Kurt Ryle; Co-Producer, T. Thomas (for TRT); Engineer, Ken Isham; Asst. Engineer, Jim Leggette.
From the liner notes: “I would like to thank Jerry Kennedy for teaching me patience. Also thanks to the Sidewinders that played on this session. (Great pickers). The Lord has blessed me very much to surround me with such talent and friends in my life. And I thank him daily.”