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Ray Scott Puts Acoustic Twist on His Ode to the Troubadours, ‘Honky Tonk Heart’

"'Honky Tonk Heart' is all about who I am, and it's an ode to all the troubadours out there runnin’ up and down the highways keeping real country music alive because they love it, live it, and breathe it."

Written by Lauren Laffer
Ray Scott Puts Acoustic Twist on His Ode to the Troubadours, ‘Honky Tonk Heart’
Ray Scott; Photo courtesy of Adkins Publicity

Singer Ray Scott is singing an ode to playing bars across America in his new single “Honky Tonk Heart.” In the track, the North Carolina native croons about fighting his way to the spotlight by way of singing in the classic honky tonks, and continuing to do things in his own way.

“Y’all know what I came to do / To rock you, and you, and you / Have that whiskey go down smooth / While you shake off the long week blues / You don’t know how much alike we are / I got me a honky tonk heart,” he sings to the crowd listening in the bar.

After debuting the studio version of “Honky Tonk Heart,” Scott decided to strip things back for an acoustic video, premiering exclusively on Sounds Like Nashville.

“‘Honky Tonk Heart’ is all about who I am, and it’s an ode to all the troubadours out there runnin’ up and down the highways keeping real country music alive because they love it, live it, and breathe it. The song has a great energy about it, so I love playin’ it acoustically equally as well as with my full band. It gets the point across either way,” Scott told us of the re-imagined version.

“Honky Tonk Heart” is the lead single and title track of Scott’s upcoming EP, set for release on March 1. Click HERE to pre-order your copy.

Listen to the acoustic version of “Honky Tonk Heart” above.