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  • Randall Hank Williams better known as Hank Williams, Jr. and Bocephus, is an American country singer-songwriter and musician, he's the son of legendary country music singer Hank Williams.

    Williams' early career definitely seemed to centre around his father's music. Williams first performed on stage by singing one of his father's songs when he was eight years old. In 1964, he made his recording debut with 'Long Gone Lonesome Blues', one of his father's many classic songs. Williams provided the singing voice of his father in the 1964 film 'Your Cheatin' Heart' and also recorded an album of duets with his father.

    快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playWilliams' early career was guided, and to an extent dominated, by his mother, who is widely claimed as being the driving force that led his late father to musical superstar status during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Audrey promoted young Hank Jr. as a Hank Williams tribute act, even to the extent of having stage clothes designed for him that were identical to his father's, and encouraging vocal styles very similar to those of his father.

    This all became too much for the young musician who eventually severed the ties with his mother in an attempt to find his own musical voice. By the mid-1970s Williams began to pursue a musical direction that would eventually make him a superstar. At the time of recording a series of moderately successful songs, Williams began a heavy pattern of both drug and alcohol abuse. Upon moving to Alabama, in an attempt to refocus both his creative energy and his troubled personal life, Williams began playing music with Southern rock musicians including Waylon Jennings, Toy Caldwell, and Charlie Daniels.

    快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playHe has achieved huge commercial success on the US Country charts over his career, most notably a run of six albums released between 1984 and 1988 which all topped the chart. He has had countless wins and nominations at Academy of Country Music and the Grammy Awards.

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  • Hank Williams, Jr.

    Still touring and going strong at the ripe old age of 65, Hank Williams Jr. (the son of arguably country music's most famous figure) is currently one of country music's famous assets, very much like his father. With over thirty albums recorded to date, the discography of Hank Williams Jr. is nothing short of incredibly impressive. Not only this, but he certainly knows how to get a crowd rocking, as shown through one of his most recent sets at Chilifest 2014. Hank's loud and booming voice echoed round the entire audience in the large open venue as he kicked off with 'If The South Woulda Won' where a nifty saxophone solo was very much appreciated by everyone. It was impossible to stop moving all the way through this concert as nearly every song had that foot-tapping melody that is so consistent in country music. Alcohol was being thrown everywhere in crowd as the set progressed, which included the songs 'All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight' and 'The Blues Man'. What was beautiful about this performance though was the touching tributes to his late father as he covered several songs from Hank Williams Snr. such as 'Your Cheating Heart' – a clear fan favourite.

    Hank Williams Jr. clearly has many more years of touring in him and with such a plethora of songs at his disposal, you'll never know quite what to expect, but you can be sure that there will be classics galore!

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  • As the son of one of the all-time icons of the country genre, Hank Williams, it’s perhaps not surprising that Hank Williams Jr. would go on to follow on his father’s footsteps - to some extent, at least. He certainly can’t be accused of failing to put his own spin on the genre, or of simply trading off of his father’s name and songs; instead, he brought a rough and ready rock approach the country sound, one that’s often been described as ‘outlaw country’, or just lumped in with the hard southern rock sound that’s become so prominent on the U.S. rock scene these past few decades. Either way, there’s no question that Williams has been commercially successful as a result; he’s made no fewer than fifty-four studio albums, which overall have shifted in excess of thirty six million copies; his most recent full-length, Old School New Rules, dropped in 2012. He continues to tour the U.S. extensively, although his audience outside of his homeland is limited; his cult fanbase turn up to his shows for both the high-octane country rock that characterises them, and Williams’ now-infamous - but indeed customary - rants against President Barack Obama, a staple of the shows since he took office.

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  • I suppose when you are the offspring of one of country music's all time greats, the natural talent was going to be somewhat inherited. That is not to say that Hank Williams, Jr has not earned his own loyal fanbase upon his own merits. At the age of 65 he continues to tour extensively due to the demand remaining ever present to hear his classic material on the big stage.

    快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playIt is clear from the very moment that Hank steps out and greets both his accompanying musicians and the waiting crowds that performing is very much keeping him young at heart. He looks so comfortable onstage and clearly still enjoys playing classic songs including 'Country State of Mind' and 'Keep The Change' which sound as fresh as ever partly thanks to his solid instrumental abilities. There is not one moment that Williams looks as though he is struggling with notes or his own guitar, yet if he had the slick backing band gathered would have covered him with ease. By the final country tones of 'Family Tradition' both audience and performer have had one hell of a great evening.

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  • 快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playI enjoyed the show overall however I wasn't there to see that much of Stapleton and that less of Hank. Where was My name is Bocephis? Where was Blues man. Where was Man of steel. I've seen Hank many many times but this was not my favorite show by any stretch of the imagination. Vocals were not loud enough and the instruments were too loud. Parking Wanda horendous experience. I will not be back to this MidFlorida Amphitheatre ever again

    Matt from Georgia

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  • 快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playHank was absolutely amazing

    This is my husbands 30 th time plus !

    快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playMy second time.

    We flew out to Laughlin last year about this same time to see him .

    Last night he just nailed it !

    Every song , every word .

    His conversations with the crowd .

    We are looking forward to seeing him again next year , different state same time of the year .

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  • 快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playAWESOME show! I’ve seen Hank many times and I’m never disappointed with his shows. I wish we would have had more time to talk with him during the Meet n Greet, but I understand where they’re coming from. They have a schedule to keep. At least I did get to meet him and shake his hand.

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  • 快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playHank puts on an awesome show. Very up beat. Never a dull moment.Hank's band is also top notch. Will definitely see Hank again.

    快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playThe AVA amphitheater is a very nice pavillion. We had awesome seats. So close to the stage.

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  • 快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playLousy concert. The venue was great, but the sound team was terrible. Hank has a strong voice. But, between the band and poor mixing this proved to be a marginal concert. Too bad because Hank is a legend.....

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  • Hank puts on a really great show. We had an awesome time. One thing he does is change the words to songs you think you know to satisfy the location he is at. A really great performance.