History Music / HankWilliamsJr

2nd Sep '17 4:29:59 PM Ezclee4050
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* ChildProdigy: Had his first hit at 14, and his first #1 country hit at 21 (which for a long time made him the youngest male artist to do so).
2nd Sep '17 4:21:47 PM Ezclee4050
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* SpiritualSuccessor: He started out his career as one for his father. He even released some spoken-word pieces credited as Luke the Drifter, Jr.
23rd Jan '17 2:49:07 AM JamesAustin
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Although it took him a while to get his career back on track, he broke through again 1979, following in the tradition of outlaw singers such as WaylonJennings. For the rest of his career, he would balance his rock and country sound, managing to include chest-beating party anthems and sincere tributes to his father's sound in equal measure. Although he never had a Top 10 hit after 1990, he continued to release the occasional album.

Despite what you might have read on some websites, Hank Williams, Jr. is '''''not''''' the father of Music/KidRock. This rumor was based on a misinterpretation of a lyric sung by Williams in his collaboration with the latter. Williams' real son, Hank III, addressed this rumor in his song "Not Everybody Likes Us". He also is not related to {{Paramore}} singer Hayley Williams

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Although it took him a while to get his career back on track, he broke through again 1979, following in the tradition of outlaw singers such as WaylonJennings.Music/WaylonJennings. For the rest of his career, he would balance his rock and country sound, managing to include chest-beating party anthems and sincere tributes to his father's sound in equal measure. Although he never had a Top 10 hit after 1990, he continued to release the occasional album.

Despite what you might have read on some websites, Hank Williams, Jr. is '''''not''''' the father of Music/KidRock. This rumor was based on a misinterpretation of a lyric sung by Williams in his collaboration with the latter. Williams' real son, Hank III, addressed this rumor in his song "Not Everybody Likes Us". He also is not related to {{Paramore}} Music/{{Paramore}} singer Hayley Williams
11th Dec '16 1:49:19 PM SnowHesher
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* GunNut / ManlyMenCanHunt: According to Music/KidRock, Hank's biggest three passions are hunting, collecting guns, and making music.
11th Sep '16 7:52:24 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Randall Hank Williams''' (born May 26, 1949), better known as Hank Williams, Jr., is a CountryMusic artist. Obviously, he's the son of the legendary Music/HankWilliams. Defying the common pattern for sons of famous musicians, Williams Jr. managed to establish a career at least as fruitful as his father's, in terms of chart and sales success, but did so on his own terms; whereas the elder Hank did so with pure honky tonk, Hank Jr. fused his father's music with Southern rock to create a sound and movement that few have equalled. His son [[Music/HankWilliamsIII Hank III]] and daughter Holly are country music artists in their own right.

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'''Randall Randall Hank Williams''' Williams (born May 26, 1949), better known as Hank Williams, Jr., is a CountryMusic artist. Obviously, he's the son of the legendary Music/HankWilliams. Defying the common pattern for sons of famous musicians, Williams Jr. managed to establish a career at least as fruitful as his father's, in terms of chart and sales success, but did so on his own terms; whereas the elder Hank did so with pure honky tonk, Hank Jr. fused his father's music with Southern rock to create a sound and movement that few have equalled. His son [[Music/HankWilliamsIII Hank III]] and daughter Holly are country music artists in their own right.
19th Sep '15 1:50:29 AM Twentington
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* VocalEvolution: His voice was a lot higher and smoother on his early "countrypolitan" material.
28th Jan '15 1:12:04 AM Patachou
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** His cover of [[HankWilliams his father's]] "Mind Your Own Business" had Music/RebaMcEntire, Music/TomPetty, Reverend Ike, and Music/WillieNelson.

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** His cover of [[HankWilliams [[Music/HankWilliams his father's]] "Mind Your Own Business" had Music/RebaMcEntire, Music/TomPetty, Reverend Ike, and Music/WillieNelson.
27th Dec '14 12:27:56 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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Randall Hank Williams, known better as Hank Williams, Jr., is a CountryMusic artist. Obviously, he's the son of the legendary Music/HankWilliams. Defying the common pattern for sons of famous musicians, Williams Jr. managed to establish a career at least as fruitful as his father's, in terms of chart and sales success, but did so on his own terms; whereas the elder Hank did so with pure honky tonk, Hank Jr. fused his father's music with Southern rock to create a sound and movement that few have equalled. His son [[Music/HankWilliamsIII Hank III]] and daughter Holly are country music artists in their own right.

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Randall '''Randall Hank Williams, known Williams''' (born May 26, 1949), better known as Hank Williams, Jr., is a CountryMusic artist. Obviously, he's the son of the legendary Music/HankWilliams. Defying the common pattern for sons of famous musicians, Williams Jr. managed to establish a career at least as fruitful as his father's, in terms of chart and sales success, but did so on his own terms; whereas the elder Hank did so with pure honky tonk, Hank Jr. fused his father's music with Southern rock to create a sound and movement that few have equalled. His son [[Music/HankWilliamsIII Hank III]] and daughter Holly are country music artists in their own right.
4th Dec '14 12:09:57 PM Twentington
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
** 1981: "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" is full of {{Shout Out}}s to what many of his contemporaries were doing at the time: Music/GeorgeJones is "getting straight", Music/WaylonJennings "is staying home and loving Jessi [Colter] more these days", and Music/JohnnyCash "don't act like he did back in '68".
** 1984's "Video Blues" describes the novelty of buying a VCR and being able to own home copies of movies.
** 1985's "This Ain't Dallas," which [[ShoutOut makes several references]] to then popular primetime soap operas as ''{{Series/Dallas}}'' and ''{{Series/Dynasty}}'' and their characters.
** The [=Y2K=] version of "A Country Boy Can Survive".
8th Aug '14 8:18:02 AM Twentington
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** 1981: "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" is full of {{Shout Out}}s to what many of his contemporaries were doing at the time: Music/GeorgeJones is "getting straight", Music/WaylonJennings "is staying home and loving Jessi more these days", and Music/JohnnyCash "don't act like he did back in '68".

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** 1981: "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" is full of {{Shout Out}}s to what many of his contemporaries were doing at the time: Music/GeorgeJones is "getting straight", Music/WaylonJennings "is staying home and loving Jessi [Colter] more these days", and Music/JohnnyCash "don't act like he did back in '68".
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