‘Honky Tonk Train’ in Clarksville


Friend’s Backyard Grill in Clarksville was the final stop in the Last Honky Tonk Train to Clarksville tour.

Cowboys and country music fans gathered Sunday at Friend’s Backyard Grill in Clarksville to hear artists with the Last Honky Tonk Train to Clarksville tour.

CLARKSVILLE – The Last Honky Tonk Train to Clarksville made its final stop Sunday at Friend’s Backyard Grill in Clarksville.

The week-long country music tour started in Texas, and has chugged through Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky before coming to a close Ohio, featuring about 20 artists focused on dedicated venues in small towns.

The tour visited more than 25 cities.

The Last Honky Tonk Train to Clarksville was part of the Last Honky Tonk Music Series, a movement started by the late country singer Wayne Mills with the goal of bringing American roots country music to every state in America.

Brigitte London, who ran the tour, described herself first and foremost as an artist.

“We believe in authenticity and integrity,” London told the News Journal, saying she wants to bring classic country sound and philosophy to the younger generation of country music listeners.

“We believe in helping others and loving others,” she said. “Everybody’s treated equally.”

London said she hopes the Last Honky Tonk Music Series movement will create a shift in consciousness in the younger generation to bring about a positive change in the genre.

“Nobody has done anything like this before,” she said.

Throughout the tour, a documentary crew was working on filming a TV series about the movement.

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