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The son and namesake of country music pioneer Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr.'s style combined country with Southern rock and blues.
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Williams added some new lyrics, including "So Fox & Friends/Wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Then twist it all around."
The following year, Williams released his next album Old School, New Rules on his independent label called Bocephus Records after his childhood nickname. He expressed his political frustrations with the track "Takin' Back the Country." The album also featured a duet with Brad Paisley,
"I'm Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams," and an appearance by Merle Haggard on a cover of his song, "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink." Williams has toured extensively in support of this latest release.
Williams was married to Gwen Yeargain until 1977. The couple had one son together, Shelton Hank Williams, who performs as Hank III. With his second wife, Becky White, Williams has two daughters, Holly and Hilary. Both daughters are involved in the music business, as well. In 1990, Williams married for the third time. He and Mary Jane Thomas have two children, Katherine and Samuel, together. The pair separated in 2007, but later reconciled.
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