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Hank Williams Jr

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Hank Williams Jr. is a country singer whose life has been filled with many trials and tribulations but not without his fair share of success. Over his years as a singer and performer he has played all over the country in many famous venues. He has received many top hits and earned several awards for his performances and music. Because of his accolades and remarkable career, Hank Williams Jr. has come to be known as one of the greatest country singers of all time.
Hank Williams Jr. was born on May 26, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Audrey and Hank Williams. At the fragile age of three, his dad passed away unexpectedly due to a heart condition (Koon). After that, his mother helped push him to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a country singer. He once said, “Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine they'd grow up to be cowboys. I couldn't do that ... I knew I'd grow up to be a singer. That's all there ever was, the only option, from the beginning” (“Hank”).
Hank started to perform on big stages at an early age. By the age of eight, he made his first stage debut on a small stage Swainsboro, Ga. He then went on to tour with his half-sister Lycrecia, Ernest Tubb and Grandpa Jones. Then in 1960 at the age of 11, he appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for his first time and performed his dad’s song Love sick Blues (Silva). A few years later, in 1963, Hank Williams Jr. signed with MGM for $300,000. One year later he recorded his dad’s song Long Gone Lonesome
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