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Hank Williams, Jr.

American singer-songwriter and musician

Hank Williams, Jr.

American singer-songwriter and musician
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birthday
26th
May, 1949
Birth Place
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr. or Bocephus, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and country. He is the son of country music legend Hank Williams.
Williams began his career following in his famed father’s footsteps, covering his father’s songs and imitating his father’s style. Williams’ first television appearance was in a 1964 episode of ABC’s The Jimmy Dean Show, in which at age fourteen he sang several songs associated with his father. Later that year, he was a guest star on Shindig!.
Williams’ style evolved slowly as he struggled to find his own voice and place within country music. This was interrupted by a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. As a multi-instrumentalist, Williams’ repertoire of skills includes guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, steel guitar, banjo, dobro, piano, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica, fiddle, and drums.
From 1989 through October 2011, his song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight”, refashioned as “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night”, had been used to open broadcasts of Monday Night Football until it was pulled after Williams made controversial and widely criticized comments comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. The song returned to open the show in 2017 although it was temporarily removed in 2020.
On August 12, 2020, Williams was selected to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

instruments played
banjo
drums
fiddle
Guitar
Harmonica
keyboards
Piano
Vocals
Associated Acts

Johnny Cash Waylon Jennings Kris Kristofferson Ray Charles Roy Orbison Willie Nelson Kid Rock Alan Jackson Lynyrd Skynyrd Charlie Daniels

Birth Name

Randall Hank Williams

Genres

Country neotraditional country outlaw country rockabilly country rock Southern rock blues

Labels

MGM Warner Bros. Curb Bocephus NASH Icon

Occupations

Singer-songwriter musician

Website
Years Active

1964 present

Name

Hank Williams, Jr.

Nationality

United States of America

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