Buy Hank Williams Jr Tickets
Hank Williams Jr Tickets
Keeping up the family tradition is a value that is inculcated in many a close knit family unit, especially if the family's pride is attached to the business. However, in the case of minding a musical family tradition, there have been few exceptions, and fewer still who have emblazoned it. Hank Williams
, Jr. has not only commendably projected his namesake famous father's name but has also fostered his legacy by embellishing it with his own distinct sound and style. In his 56 year career, he has released close to five dozen albums and has sold more than 36 million records, many of which have been certified gold and platinum. Your Hank Williams tickets
will treat you to a heart swig of his melodious distillations.
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Born as Randall Hank Williams in 1949 and though losing his father just four years later under mysterious circumstances, Hank Williams, Jr. was deeply influenced by a steady stream of notable musicians who dropped by his family home, namely Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Fats Domino. Hence, Bocephus, as he had been lovingly nicknamed by his father, built up enough of a musical persona to perform on stage at the age of eight and recording his first song "Long Gone Lonesome Blues," that had been penned by his father, in 1964. His mother Audrey Sheppard, having been a prominent driving force behind his father's rise to musical superstardom, became the principle proponent of the blossoming career of Hank Williams, Jr.
Initially singing covers of his father's popular numbers during the late sixties and into the seventies, Hank Williams, Jr. became disenchanted with his mother's perpetual projection of him as a "Hank Williams impersonator" and distanced himself completely from Aubrey. In 1970, Hank Williams, Jr. got signed onto MGM Records in what was the most lucrative contract in the label's history. Before being signed on to MGM, Hank Williams, Jr. had achieved several hits with various songs such as "Standing in the Shadows," "It's All Over but the Crying," "Cajun Baby" and "I'd Rather Be Gone" that all peaked in the top-five slot of the US Country charts. However, after getting signed on to MGM Records, the hits started piling up with 1972's chart-topping "Eleven Roses," "Pride's Not Hard to Swallow" as well as "Last Love Song", both the latter peaking in the top-five slot of Billboard's US Country Charts.
Starting with his debut album Hank Williams, Jr. Sings the Songs of Hank Williams in 1964 that was a tribute to his father, Hank Williams, Jr. released several successful records throughout the sixties, such as Songs My Father Left Me that topped the US Country Album charts in 1969, but primarily garnered widespread acclaim later on with his offerings via MGM. From 1979 to 1992, he released a spate of consecutive US Country top-ten records that included an impressive streak of six straight number ones going from 1984's Major Moves to 1988's Wild Streak. In to the new millennium, Hank Williams, Jr. has been consistently refining his craft and maintained a presence in the top-ten slot of the US Country charts with 2002's The Almeria Club Recordings and his latest record 127 Rose Avenue that was released in 2009. His compilation albums have also kept his game going strong, what with a quintet of top-ten records that include two consecutive #1s and 1982's Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits that was certified five times platinum.
Hank Williams, Jr. became a country music trailblazer early on in his career by performing with the likes of Johnny Cash in 1969 at a sold-out gig at the Cobo Hall in Detroit that went down in history as the highest grossing concert in country music ever. Hank Williams, Jr. underwent a dark chapter in his life during the seventies that entailed a rollercoaster relationship with a menagerie of drugs and alcohol that resulted in a suicide attempt as well as a mountain climbing accident that left him with a severely fractured skull, requiring several reconstructive surgeries. However, he persevered and went on to amass a plethora of awards that range from a quintet of Entertainer of the Year awards from the ACM and CMA to a quartet of consecutive Emmys for Composed Theme and seven Video of the Year awards as well as a Grammy. So for being slowly roasted with flickering country music and being tenderized with languid country rock vibes, latch on to some Hank Williams tickets now.