George Strait Describes "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" In New Song
February 11, 2019
George Strait is offering up another new song from his upcoming new album, Honky Tonk Time Machine called, "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar," and it's all about everything that happens in honky tonk bars everywhere.
"Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" was written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon, and in the song, the country icon describes in detail the scene inside of a honky tonk. He sings in the first verse, "The jukebox plays Hank, 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'/ Dance floor holds the folks trying to forget who they are/ That's what happens in every little honky tonk bar."
Strait first debuted "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" during a recent concert in Las Vegas , and explained to fans of how the song came about, "So I’m sittin' around, me and Bubba and Dean Dillon writing, and I'm tired and it's late. We'd written a couple of songs and I'm wanting to go to bed. 'Anybody got anything else?' And Bubba goes, 'Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge.' We go, 'What?! Okay, we'll write that.' So we did."
The "Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge" lyrics are the very first lyrics in the track. Listen to George Strait's new song "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" below.