Hank Williams Jr., Steelers Fan, Keeps Up the Family Tradition


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Hunting or fishing?
Both!!! As I said, I don't do many shows, and that is because of hunting and fishing season. I tour around those seasons for sure. I would rather be in hunting elk or turkey, or taking a little boy or girl out to get their first deer, than [be] doing anything else. It just is a peaceful day to be in the woods enjoying nature.


You've done some great covers. Do you have a favorite?
Not really. I do songs that I want to do. I don't listen to the radio, so I am not sure what is hot or not. I just listen to songs and I know pretty quick on whether I like them or not. I love Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Run DMC...so you sometimes hear their songs in my stage show.


How about a favorite cover of one of your own tunes?
I think "Country Boy Can Survive" is a universal song that really connects with the fans. So I would have to say that is a favorite because I know what it has meant to so many fans. But lets not forget "Family Tradition" or "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"!!!!


You get name-checked fairly often by contemporary country artists like Jason Aldean, and Darius Rucker covers "Family Tradition." Do you listen to any of them that much?
I have spent some time with both of them. I like Eric Church, he is a good guy and we did some shows together. I even took him out metal-detecting to look for Civil War artifacts. I think he has a big career ahead of him.


Hank Williams Jr. headlines the third annual CCA Concert For Conservation, with special guests .38 Special and Wade Bowen, Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. Gates open at 5 p.m.


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7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, TX

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Mr. Hank Williams Jr., We are fans of yours however, we are not able to come to you and your beautiful music. My husband is a Veterans of Viet Nam war and has been diagnosed with a deadly lung disease with compromising liver problems. My husband's bucket list is to meet you in person.  Unfortunately, we are not financially able to go to where you are performing. Could you, PLEASE, make my husband's wish come true. We live in Sparta, Wisconsin near the post of Fort McCoy, WI., That is were many of our fighting service members come to train before going over seas. It would make a life time dream come true for a man that was given only five years to live (2009). The VA Madison, WI addressed all avenues of healing for him but are unable to do anything more. If you are able to come and visit even for a few hours between your tours, that would make his day. Thank you for all your music and stories that make the music world go around. Mrs. Patricia Warthan, Wife, Mother, grandmother and Retired soldierl, too.  

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