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Music is therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient, this line is very well proved by Hank Williams Jr. who is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
He is best known as the country superstar known for his hit song, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” which served as the opening theme for Monday Night Football from 1989 to 2011.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 26 May 1949, this eminent personality turned 73 years old in the year. He is a fitness freak and keeps himself fit as a fiddle with a weight of 94 in kilograms and 207 lbs in pounds. He is blessed with a good height which is 5’11” in feet and inches and 180 in centimeters. His brown eyes and brown hair enhance his personality.
As a country singer and musician, Hank Williams Jr. has quite good earnings from his professional career. Having been in the field of music, he has managed to amass a million worth fortune from his several music albums, tours, and concerts. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is $60 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, Hank belongs to the White ethnicity. He was born in a well-renowned family to the most significant country music legend of the 20th century, Hiram “Hank” Williams(father) who left the world soon at the age of 27on January 1, 1953, due to heart failure.
After the death of his father, Williams was raised by his mother, Audrey Williams, also a musician. Before the death of his father, his parents faced several problems related to their marriage as they got divorced in June 1952.
Apart from that, he is a half-brother of Jett Williams and Lycretia Williams. As of his education, he attended John Overton High School in Nashville, during which he used to bring his guitar to music class and play for pep rallies and performances of the choir.
Hank Williams Jr.
|Birth Place||Shreveport, Louisiana, United States|
|Date of birth||May 26, 1949|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’11”
In centimeters: 180 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 94 kg
In pounds: 207 lbs
|Profession||Country Music Singer|
|School||John Overton High School|
|Home town||Shreveport, Louisiana, United States|
|Fathers name||Hank Williams
|Mothers name||Audrey Williams
Career / Fashion and Style
Hank started his career in the music industry with the release of his debut album titled “Hank Williams Jr. and Friends” in 1975. Moreover, he released the album as the product of his collaborations with Southern rock musicians including Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, and Toy Caldwell.
Later, he recorded and released songs, “One Night Stands” and “The New South” in the year 1977. Apart from that, Williams has released several hit music albums including “Family Tradition”, “Habits Old and New”, “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound”, “High Notes”, “The Pressure Is On”, etc.
During the 1980s and 1990s, this versatile singer released 21 albums, 18 studio & 3 compilations, all of which were certified gold by the RIAA. That also included 30 Top Ten singles on the Billboard Country charts, for a total of 44 Top Ten singles, including eight No. 1 single, including a total of 10 No. 1 singles.
Furthermore, he had nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in the year 1982. He has also named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1987. Other than this, he reached much high success with the release of his 40th album, “Born to Boogie”(platinum certified), and also became known for his music which is a blend of Southern rock, blues, and country.
A semi-autobiographical film titled “Living Proof: The Hank Williams Jr. Story” was released in 1983. Later, Williams’ hit single, “Wild Steak” was released in 1987. This single was co-written by Terri Sharp, for which both of them earned gold records. He again won the heart of his fans by releasing a Southern pride song, “If the South Woulda Won” in 1988.
He later released a hit single titled “There’s a Tear in My Beer”, a duet with his father created using electronic merging technology. It was also named as the Video of the Year by both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. His hit single, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” earned him a 4 Emmy Award and even served as the opening theme for Monday Night Football from 1989 to 2011.
William also co-wrote his classic hit “A Country Boy Can Survive” renamed “America Can Survive” in the year 2001. He also gave the voice of Injun Joe in “Tom Sawyer”(2000). In the year 2004, he was also featured prominently on CMT Outlaws. He also made his cameo appearance in Gretchen Wilson‘s music video for the song “All Jacked Up”.
Williams released a new single, “Red, White & Pink-Slip Blues”, which peaked at number 43 on the country charts in April 2009. On June 16, 2009, his 51st album, “127 Rose Avenue” was released. This album debuted and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Besides this, he has been politically involved with the Republican Party.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Williams has married three-time to date. In the year 1971, he first got married to his beautiful wife, Gwen Yeargain. Later, on December 12, 1972, the couple welcomed their first son named Shelton Hank Williams who currently is a popular musician and singer and performs under the name Hank III.
However, their relationship could not last long and in 1977 they got divorced. Later, William got married to his second wife named Becky White the same year in 1977. Unfortunately, their relation lasted till 1983.
Moreover, the couple was also blessed with lovely daughters named Hilary Williams and Holly Williams, both of them are also popular musicians and singer-songwriters. After his second divorce, William tied the knot with his third wife named Mary Jane Thomas in 1990. Mary is a former model who met Williams in 1985 after a concert.
Later, in July 1990, the couple got married. However, they separated in 2007 as they had several issues in their marriage. Later, they later got back together. The Couple also shared together two children Sam Williams, and the late Katherine Williams-Dunning. His youngest daughter, Katherine died at the age of 27in a car crash Saturday night in Tennessee, on June 13, 2020.
|Wife||Gwen Yeargain (1971-1977)
Becky White (1977-1983)
Mary Jane (1990- present)
|Children||Son: Shelton Hank Williams and Sam Williams
Daughter: Hilary Williams, Holy Williams, and Katherine Williams-Dunning(1993-2020)
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Some Interesting Facts About Hank Williams Jr.
- His zodiac sign is Gemini.
- Williams started singing when he was eight years old.
- At the age of 11, he made his first appearance at Nashville famed Grand Ole Opry.
- He was nearly killed in a mountain-climbing accident in southwestern Montana on August 8, 1975.
- In 2017, he also ranked no. 50 in 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time.