Henry Horenstein
Dolly Parton
Wanda Behind the Bar
Henry Horenstein
Jerry Lee Lewis
Henry Horenstein
Loretta Lynn
Henry Horenstein
Playing for Tips
Henry Horenstein
Waylon Jennings
Henry Horenstein
Henry Horenstein
Waiting Backstage
Henry Horenstein
Waiting in Line (1)
Drunk Dancers
Henry Horenstein
Hillside Houses
Sunday Morning Gospel Show
Minnie Pearl and Pee Wee King
Pitching a Song
Patron (1)
Last Call
Harmonica Player
Garth Brooks

Forty years after he began documenting the country-music scene in and around Nashville, Henry Horenstein’s deep love for the music and its people continues. Having spent a lifetime around performers and fans, he has been granted access to the high-glamour backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in its heyday, as well as the rough-and-tumble dive bars and family-friendly festivals. Spanning from 1972 to 2011, Horenstein’s photographs capture the irrepressible spirit of an American institution as it has evolved over the years.

[Text taken from the dust jacket for Henry Horenstein, Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music (New York City: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012).]

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