Monroe Conner

Bass and Vocals


  • Born: Lufkin, TX
  • B-Day: Dec. 31
  • Instruments: Bass
    Acoustic Guitar
  • Hobbies: Fast Cars
  • Favorite Group: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Favorite Artist: Kevin Fowler


Monroe is a founding member and leader of the Honky Tonk Truckers. His soulful vocals and powerful bass lines lay down the groove and foundation of the Honky Tonk Trucker's rockin' country sound.

Monroe was born in Lufkin, TX and grew up in a household where there were two types of music; Country and Western. One of his earliest memories of childhood was cruising the backroads of Texas in an old 53 Ford truck and singing old Hank Williams songs with his Mom and Dad.

When Monroe was only five his family left Texas and headed for California. Growing up he was exposed to some of the great classic country artists, including Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and George Jones.

During his twenties, he moved to Hollywood and played the Hollywood Strip in several progressive and hard bands. Although he has enjoyed playing rock and roll he always seemed to have a side project that allowed him to find his way back to his Country and Southern Rock roots.

In the late 80s and 90s, Monroe became disenchanted with the direction that rock and roll had taken over the last few years. The punk music of the 80s and the alternative music of the 90s was something he just could not relate to. He moved back to the high desert and became the musical director of the Runaway Train Band. The band was quite successful but something was still missing.