Moe Bandy grew up on Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. In fact, his grandfather worked on the railroad with Rodgers in Meridian, Miss., so it's no surprise that the man should grow up to be one of the most respected Honky-Tonk singers of the 1970s. His music touched on everything that could put real tears in beers. But aside from the usual chicken-wire-and-broken-beer-bottle subjects of heartache, alcoholism, fist fights, infidelity, and the great ol' U.S. of A., Bandy also managed to slip some funny content into his songwriting, sometimes portraying himself as a drunken rodeo clown (with the help of Lefty Frizell). Although his music is a bit different, his voice often breaks like a much more polished Kris Kristofferson.