(AUDIO) Hank Jr. Says ‘God And Guns’ Is Strong, But Not Controversial

Hank Jr. has never bowed out of anything just because someone thought it was controversial. And the title of one of the songs on his new album, It’s About Time, is proof again.

Just the title, “God And Guns” will make you want to listen to what Hank has to say. And although he sings it like he wrote it, he didn’t, but says it reminds him of another one of his songs. One he did write and his fans love…

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Hank Jr. – God and Guns :17
“In my world it’s not controversial. It’s pretty strong. It reminds you of ‘Country Boy Can Survive.’ Very slow, low notes, big rockin’ build up. And I thought wow, it sounds like I wrote it. It’s got Hank Jr. all over it.”

More Hank Jr. Notes
“Country Boy Can Survive” was a hit in 1982 and again in 1999. The second version starred George Jones and Chad Brock.

WHAT HE’S DOING THIS WEEK – FEBRUARY 22, 2016 – MONDAY 

  • Hank Jr. plays a few shows in Oklahoma this weekend (2/26-27).
  • Hank Jr. will be among artists paying tribute to his friend Kris Kristofferson in Nashville on March 16. The tribute will be taped for TV.
  • Hank just announced a co-headlining tour with Chris Stapleton.

HANK WILLIAMS JR. – JUST THE FACTS

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.hankjr.com/home/

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/hankjr

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hankjr

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Hank Jr. will be paying tribute, along with others, to Kris Kristofferson.
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  • BIRTH DATE: May 26, 1949 (He’s 66)
  • HOMETOWN / ORIGIN: Shreveport, Louisiana
  • CHILDREN: Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Samuel Williams, and Katie Williams.

 CURRENT SINGLE: “Are You Ready For The Country” with Eric Church

  • DEBUT ALBUM: Hank’s debut album was released in 1964 and called Your Cheatin’ Heart
  • CURRENT ALBUM: It’s About Time – to be released in January 15, 2016.

THE STUDIO ALBUMS

Your Cheatin’ Heart -1964

Connie Francis and Hank Williams, Jr. Sing Great Country Favorites -1964

Ballads of the Hills and Plains -1965

Blues My Name -1965

A Time to Sing -1967

Songs My Father Left Me -1969

Luke the Drifter, Jr. Vol. 2 -1969

Live at Cobo Hall -1969

After You, Pride’s Not Hard to Swallow -1973

Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends -1975

The New South -1977

Family Tradition -1979

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound -1979

Habits Old and New -1980

Rowdy -1981

The Pressure Is On -1981

High Notes -1982

Strong Stuff -1983

Man of Steel -1983

Major Moves -1984

Five-O -1985

Montana Cafe -1986

Hank Live -1987

Born to Boogie -1987

Wild Streak -1988

Lone Wolf -1990

Pure Hank -1991

Maverick -1992

Out of Left Field -1993

Hog Wild -1995

A.K.A. Wham Bam Sam -1996

Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts -1996

Stormy -1999

The Almeria Club Recordings – 2002

I’m One of You -2003

127 Rose Avenue -2009

Old School New Rules – 012

It’s About Time – 2016

  • LATEST MUSIC VIDEO – 2015 – “Are You Ready For The Country” with Eric Church – You can see it

HANK WILLIAMS JR. – AWARD WINS

2007 – Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame – Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee

2007 – CMT – CMT Giants

2007 – Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame – Tennessean of the Year

2006 – CMT Music Awards – Johnny Cash Visionary Award

2003 – CMT – No. 20 in CMT’s 40 Greatest Men of Country Music

1994 – Emmy Award – Composed Theme

1993 – Emmy Award – Composed Theme

1992 – Emmy Award – Composed Theme

1991 – Emmy Award – Composed Theme

1990 – TNN/Music City News – Video of the Year – There’s A Tear in My Beer

1990 – TNN/Music City News -Vocal Collaboration of the Year – There’s A Tear in My Beer

1989 – Academy of Country Music – Video of the Year – There’s A Tear in My Beer

1989 – CMA Awards – Music Video of the Year – There’s A Tear in My Beer

1989 – CMA Awards -Vocal Event of the Year – There’s A Tear in My Beer

1989 – Grammy Award – Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – There’s A Tear in My Beer

1988 – Academy of Country Music – Entertainer of the Year

1988 – Academy of Country Music – Video of the Year – Young Country

1988 – CMA Awards – Album of the Year – Born to Boogie

1988 – CMA Awards – Entertainer of the Year

1987 – Academy of Country Music – Entertainer of the Year

1987 – CMA Awards – Entertainer of the Year

1987 – CMA Awards – Music Video of the Year – My Name is Bocephus

1986 – Academy of Country Music – Entertainer of the Year

1985 – CMA Awards – Music Video of the Year – All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

1984 – Academy of Country Music – Video of the Year – All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

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