Rebecca porter pushes for inclusivity with honky tonks aint for heroes

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By
Bee Delores
August 24, 2023
Countrypolitan
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If you know anything about country music, you know there are gatekeepers blocking the gates to radio play, touring slots, festival lineups, and awards. Feeling exhausted with the status quo, singer-songwriter Rebecca Porter penned a song titled “Honky Tonks Ain’t for Heroes” to vent her frustrations. “Build you up with a quickness / Then send you out into the night,” she sings. “Honky tonks ain’t for heroes / They’re for the lonely.”

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Rebecca Porter in black hat and zip up fringed suit
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