Tag: Hank Williams Jr

Thursday 6/23/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Hank Williams Jr. – Rich White Honkey Blues (2022)

Hank Williams, Jr. latest release called Rich White Honky Blues, Released June 17, 2022

1 .44 Special Blues 1:59
2 Georgia Women 4:05
3 My Starter Won’t Start 3:15
4 Take Out Some Insurance 3:58
5 Rich White Honky Blues 3:56
6 Short Haired Woman 4:54
7 Fireman Ring The Bell 5:28
8 Rock Me Baby 3:58
9 I Like It When It’s Stormy 3:20
10 Call Me Thunderhead 4:04
11 TV Mama 4:05
12 Jesus, Won’t You Come By Here 2:51

Wednesday 5/25/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Han Williams Jr. Top 30 Hits

Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr. or Bocephus, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the son of country music legend Hank Williams.

Williams was born Randall Hank Williams on May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana. His father nicknamed him Bocephus. After his father’s death in 1953, he was raised by his mother, Audrey Williams.

While he was a child, a number of contemporary musicians visited his family, who influenced and taught him various music instruments and styles. Among these figures of influence were Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Earl Scruggs, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Williams first stepped on the stage and sang his father’s songs when he was eight years old.

1 – Eleven Roses – 1972
2 – All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) – 1981
3 – Ain’t Misbehavin’ – 1986
4 – Mind Your Own Business (with Reba McEntire, Tom Petty, Reverend Ike, and Willie Nelson) – 1986
5 – Born to Boogie – 1987
6 – Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound – 1979
7 – A Country Boy Can Survive – 1982
8 – Young Country – 1988
9 – Pride’s Not Hard to Swallow – 1972
10 – It’s All Over but the Crying – 1968
11 – I’m for Love – 1985
12 – Country State of Mind – 1986
13 – Honky Tonkin’ – 1982
14 – Man of Steel – 1984
15 – Last Love Song – 1973
16 – Gonna Go Huntin’ Tonight – 1983
17 – I’ll Think of Something – 1974
18 – I’d Rather Be Gone – 1969
19 – Queen of My Heart – 1983
20 – Finders Are Keepers – 1989
21 – Attitude Adjustment – 1984
22 – Leave Them Boys Alone (with Waylon Jennings and Ernest Tubb) – 1983
23 – Women I’ve Never Had – 1980
24 – All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight – 1984
25 – Heaven Can’t Be Found – 1987
26 – Family Tradition – 1979
27 – Kaw-Liga – 1980
28 – I Fought the Law – 1978
29 – I’ve Got a Right to Cry – 1971
30 – Texas Women – 1981

Wednesday 5/27/20 7pm ET: Feature Artist – Hank Williams Jr.

Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr. or alternatively as 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 singer Hank Williams, the half-brother of Jett Williams, and the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Sam Williams and Katie 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 ABC’s 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. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, from which he earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside country music. 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, and since 2017, his song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” refashioned as “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night,” was used to open broadcasts of Monday Night Football.

In an October 3, 2011, interview with Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, Williams referred to a June golf game in which President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner had teamed against Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Governor John Kasich, saying the match was “one of the biggest political mistakes ever”. When asked why the golf game troubled him, Williams stated, “Come on. That’d be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu … in the shape this country is in?” He also said that the President and Vice President were “the enemy” and compared them to “the Three Stooges”. Later, anchor Gretchen Carlson said to him, “You used the name of one of the most hated people in all of the world to describe, I think, the president.” Williams replied, “Well, that is true. But I’m telling you like it is.” As a result of his statements, ESPN dropped Williams’ opening song from its Monday Night Football broadcast of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus the Indianapolis Colts and replaced it with the national anthem.

Williams later said his analogy was “extreme – but it was to make a point”, and “some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood … I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was. They’re polar opposites, and it made no sense. They don’t see eye to eye and never will”. Additionally, Williams said he has “always respected the office of the president … Working-class people are hurting – and it doesn’t seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry. Something has to change. The policies have to change”. ESPN later said it was “extremely disappointed” in Williams’ comments, and pulled his opening from that night’s broadcast.

Three days later, ESPN announced Williams and his song would not return to Monday Night Football, ending the use of the song that had been part of the broadcast on both ABC and ESPN since 1989. Williams expressed defiance and indifference on his website, and said he was the one who had made the decision. “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision,” he wrote. “By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.” Williams’ son, Hank Williams III, stayed neutral in the debate, telling TMZ.com that most musicians, including his father, are “not worthy” of a political discussion.

After his song was pulled from Monday Night Football, Williams recorded a song criticizing Obama, ESPN and Fox & Friends, titled “Keep the Change”. He released the track on iTunes and via free download at his website. The song garnered over 180,000 downloads in two days.