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Perhaps the most 'classic' country sound, honky tonk is a style rich with twangy vocals, moaning guitars, and lyrics that alternate between happy-go-lucky (Hank Williams' "Hey, Good Lookin'"), darkly quirky (Al Dexter's "Pistol Packin' Mama"), and totally down-and-out (Ted Daffan's "Born to Lose"). The music developed during the late '30s but was popularized over the next couple decades by such icons as Williams, Lefty…

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