Saying that Hank Williams Jr. is the best is probably a bold statement, but let’s just say that, for me...
Country music is not the same as what it used to be. Hank Jr's influence has sadly dissipated a great...
Saying that Hank Williams Jr. is the best is probably a bold statement, but let’s just say that, for me and my family, he really is. My grandfather was a big fan of Hank’s father, and my father and I are fans of both. However, Hank Jr. is definitely on the top of my list.
I grew up with country music, it’s the only music that speaks to my soul. Ever since I was a child, there was always music in our family. My grandfather could play the guitar. He wasn’t a professional musician, but he liked to get his guitar out every now and then, and strum it, and sing either some old folk songs or Hank Sr.’s. My siblings and I would always gather ‘round him and watch him play, sometimes sing along, and just pass the time that way. We especially liked to do this on the porch after dinner in the summer. We had a banana pudding almost every day, and then a little sing-along right before bed. It was just like in the movies. I have many great memories from those times.
Hank Jr.’s music really helped me get through high school, he was often the only music I would listen to. Him and Johnny Cash, of course. This is how I and my wife met, at a country bar, getting into a conversation about them. We were 18 and nearly done with high school, and some of our mutual friends organized a huge get-together at that bar, and they were playing Johnny Cash in there. Folsom Prison Blues started playing and it’s how we started talking. She was also a Hank Jr. fan and at that moment I knew he would be an important person in my life.
It’s great to have an anchor in life, and for me, it’s Hank’s music. I listen to him when I’m happy, sad, or angry, or when I’m driving, fixing things around the house, cooking a meal for my family (I make a mean roast – thanks to John for the knife tips), and even when I’m not doing anything and just want to rest a little.
As you can deduce from all this, Hank Jr.’s music has been there for me for years, and it’s the main reason why I’m such a fan. I’ve never belonged to a fan club, but if you like Hank as much as I do, feel free to leave a comment!
Bocephus has turned out so many hits that he’s become just as famous as his father was. It might have taken him a bit longer to attain the fame his father holds, but walking in a legend’s shoes is about the same as walking in their footsteps. He says he has few memories of his father, but enough friends and family have told him of his father that it is almost the same as having memories of his own. He started his love of music before he remembers. Friends of his father have told him about Hank Sr taking him to the Grand Ole Opry and tucking him into his open guitar case on the side of the stage so Hank Jr could watch his daddy play for the people.
From the time he started singing to about 1995, Hank Jr was doing great. The new singers lining up in Nashville were singing a new kind of country that spoke to the younger generation a lot more, and his record sales dropped so much that he wasn’t heard in the Top 40 lineup on the weekend. This is one disappointment of mine that makes me wish it was still the 1970’s. I was a lot younger then, too, and could actually dance to Hank Jr’s music, haha!
Between his debut and the mid-90s, Bocephus produced many songs. His father produced about 25, but Hank Jr penned most of his and these came from his life experiences. This is one of the reasons why his music speaks to me so well. He knows what it is like to actually live and love and lose, and have to keep going, sometimes like there’s nothing wrong at all.
The song that he electronically redid with his dad after his dad’s death, Tear in My Beer, is a masterpiece in my opinion. While he couldn’t do this in reality, with the software they have today, he mixed his voice in their with Hank Sr’s and it is the sweetest song I think I’ve ever heard.
His longest lasting song was All My Rowdy Friends and that was a number one hit for about eight months, is probably my favorite. Just because Tear in My Beer duet is a spectacular song doesn’t mean it’s my favorite. It reminds me of sad times, an that while they’ll soon go away, they still exist. My favorite song is about friends and living, not sadness or heartbreak.
Other songs by Hank Jr that I love hearing are Wolverton Mountain, The Chair That Rocked Us All, Tee Tot Song (which is about his father’s mentor hat few people know about), and House of the Rising Sun.
His has many patriotic songs and the best ones include We Don’t Apologize for America, Where Would We Be Without Yankees, and Mr Lincoln. Hank Jr, just like his father before him, is a Christian man, and he has many songs based on his beliefs. He’s shown these beliefs and his strong love for God and Jesus through the songs Are You Building A Temple In Heaven, Practice What I Preach, When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels, and also Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul. I really do hope he never quits playing and making new songs for all of his fans to enjoy.
Bocephus fell off a mountain in Montana about 40 years ago and almost died. When his friends found him, they thought he would definitely die. It took them a long trek through the wilderness about a quarter mile and then a helicopter ride to the nearest hospital to save his life. It took doctors and surgeons a couple of years to get him completely patched up, telling him he would never sing again. He proved them wrong, though, which is good for us, and him, too.
He wears a hat and sunglasses to cover most of the scars from the surgery, and he’s grown his beard out to cover the rest of them. He got the scars from the many rocks and sharp pieces of ice that cut him as he fell 500 feet down the mountain’s side. When I think about it, I am amazed that he didn’t end up in an avalanche.
While his appearance changed, his voice really didn’t, it just seemed to have changed to some people, but that is what a few years of not singing can do to anyone. The fall caused him to lose all of his teeth because of the damage it did to his jawbone. It seems he didn’t really suffer much damage except to his face and head. Anyone who can go through all of that and survive is meant to carry on doing what they were already doing, I believe, and that’s sing. He kept on singing as soon as he was able, and I often look at that as a powerful inspiration to keep trying to do what I need to do in my own life.
He was unconscious for quite a while, but when he woke up after the fall and the first surgeries, he said the two people he saw there were June and Johnny Cash. He found that he couldn’t talk. June told him that it was going to be okay. He had always trusted her and Johnny. The doctors stated several times that he would never sing again, which Bocephus was determined to do again. I wonder if he would have been as determined to restart his career after such a literal fall that stopped his career so suddenly if they would not have been there.
The fall didn’t affect his ability to play the guitar, either. He can still play the same instruments and many others in country music cannot. Hank Jr has always been a determined man, and I think it is this determination to be his own man even while keeping his father’s memory alive for others, and himself, too, is what makes him so special. He can play several instruments, including the banjo and the harmonica. He’s also great at playing the piano. Even falling off a mountain couldn’t stop him.
Country music is not the same as what it used to be. Hank Jr’s influence has sadly dissipated a great deal, too much for my liking, and he produces fewer new songs each year. Few of the new and upcoming singers show any of his influence, and I wish this weren’t the case.
The music that is labeled ‘country’ today wouldn’t make it twenty years ago. Some of it would be rejected even ten years ago. Many of the country singers today are more glitz than talent, and some of the young ladies should be in magazines instead of on stage singing. Their outfit, and how they dance in them, is what draws in the crowds, not their singing abilities or the lyrics. That, to me, isn’t country. But they are the ones who are directing the path of country songs today, and Hank Jr’s added a bit to it, with his back up singers. I listen to country music on the radio, and don’t watch much on the TV, except when it’s the Music Awards or some other special on TV.
The TV specials are great, with all the different singing stars on there at one time. You can really get taste of how different they are, but they are still classified as country singers. Hank Jr should perform more again, I really wish he would, and I think others miss him, too. Holding more concerts would help him revive his career, and also help cure the state of country music today. His influence reached into other areas of music, such as rock and roll, and helped make the two genres more easily intertwined. This intertwining has helped many singers enjoy an audience that is made up of the two.
Hank Jr’s three children older children, two daughters, Holly and Hillary, and his son, Hank III, are all also involved in country music. They are following fully in their father’s footsteps, doing things partly after his style, and partly their own. I listen to some of their songs, and they are reminiscent of their dad’s but not replicas by any means, and that’s good. Children should be like their parents, but not carbon copies, and Hank Jr knew that. It’s what brought us his fantastic music in the first place!
Now Hank Jr’s half-sister, Jett Williams, she is also a good actress and country singer, too. She had to fight him in court, and won more than maybe she should have, which kicked Hank Jr out of collecting any royalties from their father, but that isn’t all her doing. I am hoping they can patch up their differences and be a family. Hank Sr would have wanted that. Jett never knew who her father was, much like Hank Jr, as she was born five days or so after their father passed away to Hank Sr’s girlfriend. This was between his marriages, and not during either one of them.
I would take a ride or drive alone to cover up all the ice breaking pop tracks in a marathon. 2017 dragged the greased doors away, pushing down the street flees in the magma of pop tracks. The industry was expanded overnight. The talents emerged from every corner of the crown to the dust. Each contribution to the pop has nailed it in the mind, heart and soul of every pop lover. If you are looking for the hottest songwriters in pop music in this contemporary rail, then you have landed on the right web page. Mark this article to find those five hottest writers who lite the pop on eternal fire.
Holy Christ!! He is such talent outpouring in the Pop industry. Steve is a pop magician who grabbed the seat of first in the category of songwriting. He is known for his amazing tracks that are vibrant and electrifying in nature. Steve is a British songwriter and producer. His full name is Steve McCutcheon, popularly known as Steve Mac. He has entitled the pop charts since the past two decades. He is known for his reach, particularly to the American audience, he has achieved winning the love and appreciation form worldwide. His works arrange from back to back hits like Clean bandits “Symphony”, Liam Payne’s “Strip that down”, biggest smash, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of you”.
Ricky was a silent songwriter; his actual name is Eric Frederic, who started out releasing in pieces of work in an electro-pop stream in the name of wallpaper. He many years of work to find noticeable hits, but the blows came behind him to case him to the tracks of pop favourites. One of his work “Talk dirty” nailed his work and dragged him into the spotlight of magnificence. His works are one of the finest as said by most of the producers and signers.
Fifteen years of successful career has gained Jack a lot of popularity and love from the musical industry. Jack is from New Jersey and a professional musician. He has his own band called the band steal the train. His incredible compositions have achieved him immense popularity and success, his works like “We are young” 2011 was a great hit and took his songs to the very next level.
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Hank Jr was born on May 26, 1949 in Louisiana to Hank Williams Sr and his wife, Audrey. His father loved him very much, and nicknamed him Bocephus. However, Hank Sr but had a drinking and drug problem that eventually killed him. His dad only lived to age 29, dying on New Year’s Day in 1953, when Hank Jr was just a toddler. His mom, Audrey Williams, started encouraging him to play the guitar and to sing. He learned to sing gospel music and his dad’s songs. When he was eight, he made his first of many public performances and then at age 11 was welcomed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. He didn’t have time to play games with the other kids, and while he might have regretted it then, those same boys are probably some of his biggest fans. I know I would be!
Anyway, about four and a half years after his father passed away (and Hank Sr, being the father of this great legend, had some wonderful classics himself), Hank Jr started singing his dad’s songs. At the Grand Ole Opry, where he sang for the first time when he was 11, he again sang his dad’s songs. When he was about 14, he signed a contract with MGM and started to re-record his dad’s classics.
After a few years of that, Hank Jr started trying to record his own stuff, which a few people liked, but he often was told that he should play his daddy’s songs, or that he should only sing like his father would have. He was determined to not remain a Hank Williams imitator or impersonator. He wanted his own fame and his own success.
He wanted to remember his dad through his music and not detract from his dad’s fame, but still embrace it as he reached for his own style. Many believe he has done this, and set a new standard for country music. He wrote most of his own songs, which many did not do back when this was taking place, and he met a bit of opposition, but the lyrics rang true and people soon were buying his albums so much that he was on the top ten charts more often than he wasn’t. When his influence died down a bit a few decades ago, he kept quite a few fans, like me, but country music has changed. I don’t believe it is better without his influence. I think we should get more of the younger people involved in his music instead of the new age country that is so popular today.
When he was a child, he learned all of his dad’s songs, and could sing each one by heart. This prepared him for singing his own songs, written himself, that relate so well to so many of us Americans. He wasn’t just raised to be his dad’s legacy and son, but also to be an All-American man, and his music shows this many times. He is, and always has been, very patriotic. On top of being patriotic, he has fans from the rock and roll crowd, the country lovers base and the rednecks. He loves the music made by other singers and doesn’t get into the drama that so many in Hollywood end up in. Hank Jr is an all around nice guy and a patriotic one, too. We need more young men like him coming up in country music.
There are a few greats in country music that influenced Bocephus’ music besides his dad. While his dad is a legend to many of those in country music, including those who influenced Hank Jr. they still have their own individual styles, and Hank Jr learned quite a bit from them.
Johnny Cash has many songs that are evident of his deeply held religious beliefs, and they are all sang with Cash’s deep, rich, and booming voice. Johnny Cash’s wife June was Hank Jr’s godmother and a very close friend of Audrey Williams. While the two ladies would socialize, Hank would go out with Johnny and search for war artifacts and other memorabilia, sometimes in shops at antique places, and other times with a metal detector. Talking about life in general and learning how to play the way Johnny Cash did in addition to how his dad had played opened different styles to Bocephus. This familiarity with different styles continued throughout his career
While he was growing up, there were many times that Fats Domino and others that sang country and the blues and other styles of music would visit their home. He learned how to dance from Fats, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard. Performing for a crowd isn’t just about singing and playing music – you have to get the audience involved, too.
Elvis Presley also influenced Hank Jr’s music a lot, with his more-explicit musical lyrics reflecting what many teens at the time were secretly thinking, and sometimes doing behind closed doors. This gave him the encouragement to be more outspoken with his music, although he never got as graphic as Elvis did.
Willie Nelson is another true red-blooded American country great, and paved the way for Hank Jr to show off his patriotism in ways that make being an American cool again. He, like Willie, is also involved in patriotic activities outside of concerts. He is a very active supporter of our nation’s fine women in uniform. He also supports the men, too, but he chooses to actively support the women because they are often overlooked. His mother’s caring heart for others is most likely what influenced him in this.
Hank Jr’s career and musical talents are from not just his father, but also his mother. Without Audrey’s influence, Hank Jr would not be the country great he is today. Audrey was a country singer herself, and understood that exposure to the country music world needed to happen at an early age. She would spend hours taking Hank Jr to different locations where he had been scheduled to perform for crowds, and praise him on his wonderful performances. Country music lovers, especially Hank Jr fans, owe this lady a great deal of gratitude. Without her, we would never have known the talents of her son.
Audrey Williams might not be as famous as the two men of her life, but without her, neither of them would have been as successful as they have been. We would never have heard Hank Jr singing his dad’s hits again, or making his own, either.
I have come to respect inflatables in a whole new way since trying some of them out. I have used such a boat, tube, and float for water recreation. I no longer look down my nose at them as cheap counterparts. They are well made these days and very durable and sturdy. They boast of top quality construction and special features just like the regular kayaks. They can run up to a thousand dollars so you know this is a luxury item and not a toy for kids. You have to keep your pricey boat well maintained so you can enjoy it for years to come. I have been wanting one for years to get out on the lake at last. The cost of a wood or acrylic kayak has been keeping me away from the water. My solution is to get an inflatable fishing kayak, just made especially for my favorite sport. I found the perfect match for my needs on line. Since the boat is an inflatable, it also deflates to fit in a small package for shipping. I pumped in air in no time so I could see the shape and size. I started making plans for a river trip in the near future.
For the modest price of $400, this is what you get: a one-person sleek, lightweight and fast kayak. My choice has three high pressure chambers that increase performance. I love the padded backrest and adjustable seat cushion. Other features are stainless tie-downs for securing gear, a backpack carry bag, paddle, pump, and gauge. It can accommodate 275 pounds with its 500-denier three-ply PVC construction. There is no need to spend more when you get all this.
I thoroughly enjoyed inaugurating the inflatable kayak on a recent vacation. Okay, it just held one but my friends who came along each had their own method of transportation. I felt pretty proud of my choice since it was so light to carry and handle. The ones with heavy boats were envious as they strained to get them into the water. You don’t have to be a he-man to tote an inflatable kayak. I had so much fun that my friends couldn’t get me out of the water to have lunch. They were all standing at the picnic table site waving their hands aggressively. I finally acquiesced. But I told them it would have to be quick. I had been waiting so long to use my new inflatable kayak that I couldn’t wait to get back in the water. I just had to take the remainder of my lunch with me. I could eat it while I sat on the comfortable seat. I paddled down the river and out of sight. Of course given the direction of the river flow, I had to either walk back or paddle my guts out upstream. I will remember that next time and maybe stay closer to my starting off point.
My watch broke and I have been looking intensively for a watch with Hank, Jr. displayed on the dial. I have seen such watches for various celebrities, but not often for entertainment giants in the music field. There is one site on the Internet that customizes watches with pictures of your favorite stars so I am going to give it a try. I did hear back after making an enquiry. They said to send a photo or they would find something online that I could approve. This sounded promising so I waited with bated breath. I was pretty thrilled as I never expected success, especially trying to find the best mens watches under $100, which was my budget. This was kind of my limit for a novel timepiece. I should fork over more dollars because I don’t want another watch band that breaks so soon. But I will stick to my budget until I see the results.
After going back and forth with the company, I approved the image and stood ready to accept delivery. The watch came in two weeks. It was nothing fancy, just a simple design with a black band. This was okay with me since the photo of Hank Jr. was plenty large on the dial. I had seen the samples on the website, so there was no surprise. What fun! My fantasy watch had come. I slipped it on my wrist and start4ed to wear it everywhere. My friends and colleagues had a good laugh, and said it was about time I made the ultimate gesture to my favorite singing star. What a hoot they all said.
I laughed internally as well since it was a bit absurd. But it functioned well and there was no need to buy something more classic and expensive. This is all I ask of a watch: reliability and accurate time. I want durability of the band as I mentioned above, and I believe that I got it this time. It all depends on how often you manipulate the buckle as this is wear it starts to wear out. If I wear the watch without removing it for bed, it will last longer. I don’t expect it to be waterproof so you won’t find me washing the dishes or the car with it on. So, this tale of my new watch should have a happy ending. You can bet that I won’t say a word if it doesn’t. I want you to think I have good judgement.
Why not have fun with your personal accessories. Who should appear on your watch face. Remember, it can be anyone according to the company policy that oversees the design of the celebrity watch. It is so inexpensive that you could easily change out the dial image every year if you wanted. But if you are fully committed to one person like I am to Hank Jr., then you will keep the same one, at least for a while. I don’t expect to tire of it anytime soon.
I have always wanted a hot tub and was hoping I would move into a house or apartment that had a nice big one installed. Why not live in the lap of luxury if you can. A swimming pool is nice, too, but many times they are not heated and they don’t have spray jets or other relaxation accoutrements. So a hot tub is my first choice. I have a few friends with them so I know of what I am speaking. I have personally enjoyed a steamy hot water experience for hours on end. It’s fun also when other people share the tub and it is a social gathering. I can’t say too much about how great it is. So I went looking at small hot tubs for my yard. Wow. I didn’t know there were so many styles and sizes—and prices. It is hard to decide which one is best for average use. This is where the Internet is not that much help. They are dozens of sites with a multitude of choices and the descriptions are pretty good, but how do you know you will like any given one. Sure, there are testimonials, but they are average people and their accounts may not be accurate. You have to take them with a grain of salt.
So I hopped over to the nearest dealer for pool and hot tub supplies to get some expert help. They asked me the right questions. The main one is “how large is your yard.” It seems that is pretty relevant. I cannot accommodate just any size hot tub in my small space. This hasn’t deterred me, however, as I know these tubs come in all sizes, and I know you don’t need to resort to a kiddie pool. Doing a little math together, the consult and I came up with measurements that would work within my space. I wasn’t disappointed that it was a diminutive tub barely enough room for two. It was actually big enough for at least four which meets my needs.
I will soon be in hot tub heaven. I can luxuriate in warmth and soak my aching muscles. This is particularly nice after a heavy work out at the gym. I often try to make up for lost time and push myself hard, but I don’t want to share the communal hot tub with sweaty others. I am looking forward to the privacy that having your own hot tub affords, plus you can set it at any temperature you like. Some people enjoy reading in their tub or having a glass of wine. As far as I am concerned, anything I do there will be relaxing and soothing. My neighbor already got wind of my impending purchase and has been hinting about sharing. I will just wait and see. My tub is not going to be the hub of the neighborhood. Surely there is someone else nearby with a tub bigger than mine.