March 8

“Honky Tonk Hell” Shows Whitey Morgan’s Mastery of the Genre

Whitey Morgan has been with several music artists and groups since he stared in 2005. As his band’s members changed, so did the group’s name. But no matter what his band is called or whoever the members are, Morgan has stuck with the honky tonk sound. This predominant style is what makes Morgan’s music. And his 2018 single “Honky Tonk Hell” is just one of the proofs to that.

Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Honky Tonk Hell, Hard Times and White Lines
Photo credit: Whitey Morgan and the 78’s Official Facebook Page

“Honky Tonk Hell”

Morgan and his band have been tirelessly playing honky tonk music than any other artists in over a decade. This made the singer a certified master of the said sound and scene. He has just proven this yet again with the release of the first single from his fourth studio album Hard Times and White Lines with the 78’s.

Honky Tonk Hell, Whitey Morgan, Hard Times and White Lines
Photo credit: Whitey Morgan and the 78’s Official Facebook Page

The song shows Morgan and his band where they’re best at, singing.  It depicts the opposite of what country mostly does at present. Also, the song portrays what the honky-tonk life truly is for many unlucky souls.

Even the venue of the recording of the song was perfectly fitted for its type. It happened at the Sonic Ranch just outside El Paso. “Honky Tonk Hell” has the ‘78’s band playing a lot of guitar steel and kick drum head. His fans have since loved hearing such sound from the singer and his band. Certainly, Hard Times and White Lines offers tracks filled with a variety of textures and moods. And, Morgan chose to ignite his solid followers’ excitement with the leading track “Honky Tonk Hell.”

Awards Received

The Flint, Michigan native singer has been awarded 3 Detroit Music Awards in 2009, namely Best Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Songwriter, and Best Country Album. He and the 78’s also received a Best Country Record award in 2010. In 2014, he won the Metropolitan Music Awards Outlaw Country Band of the Year.

To find out more about Morgan and the 78’s, check out their website and Facebook page.


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