History Music / HankWilliamsJr

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".
25th Feb '14 4:58:28 AM Twentington
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* BreakthroughHit: Even though his actual breakthroughs came in the mid-1960s, with songs like "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" (a cover of one of his father's songs) and "Standing in the Shadows" (where he speaks about being compared to the elder Hank), and many of his early songs are included on "various artists" compilations, just about everything prior to the late 1970s is forgotten, at least as far as radio and the mainstream is concerned. His breakthrough to many is considered to be the 1979 anthematic "Family Tradition."
8th Feb '14 8:54:58 AM Twentington
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** His 1988 single "Young Country" featured several up-and-comers and also-rans: Butch Baker, Steve Earle, Highway 101, Dana [=McVicker=], Marty Stuart, Keith Whitley, and T. Graham Brown.

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** His 1988 single "Young Country" featured several up-and-comers and also-rans: Butch Baker, Steve Earle, Music/SteveEarle, Highway 101, Dana [=McVicker=], Marty Stuart, Keith Whitley, Music/KeithWhitley, and T. Graham Brown.
8th Feb '14 8:54:32 AM Twentington
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* RearrangeTheSong: "A Country Boy Can Survive", twice. He released a [=Y2K=] version in late 1999 (featuring Chad Brock and GeorgeJones), a re-written patriotic version ("America Will Survive") after 9/11, and re-released the original recording in 2007.



* RearrangeTheSong: "A Country Boy Can Survive", twice. He released a [=Y2K=] version in late 1999 (featuring Chad Brock and GeorgeJones), a re-written patriotic version ("America Will Survive") after 9/11, and re-released the original recording in 2007.

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* RearrangeTheSong: "A Country Boy Can Survive", twice. SingerNameDrop: He released a [=Y2K=] version namedrops his nickname, "Bocephus", in late 1999 (featuring Chad Brock and GeorgeJones), a re-written patriotic version ("America Will Survive") after 9/11, and re-released the original recording in 2007.many of his songs.


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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".
10th Dec '13 2:56:57 PM Briguy52748
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* SequelSong: "All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down"

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* SequelSong: "All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down"Down" begat "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" and its repurposed version for ''Monday Night Football''.
7th Nov '13 8:28:34 AM Briguy52748
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** 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.
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