Rebecca porter pushes for inclusivity with honky tonks aint for heroes

Bee Delores
August 24, 2023

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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