12:07 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Hank Williams Jr.
Originally posted 01/07/2015 03:00PM
Little Jimmy Dickens certainly had a lot of fans amongst his fellow country stars. And since the Grand Ole Opry legend passed away at the age of 94 on Jan. 2, there's been no shortage of artists wanting to pay their respects.
Originally posted 05/03/2012 06:00AM
Justin Timberlake was hanging out backstage at a Hank Williams Jr. concert – and he was in good company.
The singer-actor was joined at the Southhaven, Miss., gig (where Williams was performing under the naming Rockin' Randall) by fiancée Jessica Biel, mom Lynne and business partner/BFF Trace Ayala.
And, clearly, there was lots to discuss.
"What a great guy," Williams said afterward of Timberlake. "Justin is a friend of my rebel son Kid Rock. He sure is a good country boy. We talked about girls, guitars, turkey hunting, going on cruises and how much we hate them, even though Bobby (Kid Rock) is on one right now and loving it, ugh!"
Continued Williams: "Hell, Justin and I even talking about recording a blues song sometime."
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 10/04/2011 03:10PM
Are you ready for some contrition?
Hank Williams Jr. issued an apology Tuesday for comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler during a TV interview.
"I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best and Worst of me," Williams, 62, said in a statement on his website.
On Monday's Fox and Friends he likened the President's recent golf outing with Republican House Speaker John Boehner to "Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."
Originally posted 10/04/2011 08:15AM
ESPN dropped its iconic "Are You Ready For Some Football?" jingle from this week's Monday Night Football broadcast of the Indianapolis Colts-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, after singer Hank
Williams Jr. compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler in a TV interview, CNN reports.
Speaking Monday morning on Fox News's Fox and Friends, Williams, 62, likened the president's recent golf outing with Republican House Speaker John Boehner to "Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."
"They're the enemy," the son of country music legend Hank Williams later elaborated, explaining he was referring to President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. "I'm telling you like it is."
Originally posted 06/16/2009 09:30AM
As the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. (more than 70 albums), and the granddaughter of Hank Williams (country music legend), it's safe to say that Holly Williams feels a little pressure as she releases her second album, Here With Me, with this exclusive first-look video of "Alone."
But, says Holly, 28, "It's a healthy amount of pressure, enough to keep me working hard, but not enough to make me sleepless." Plus the security of home is never far away – her mother, Becky, joins her on the song "Mama" on The Tonight Show on Friday – and the album, which comes out Tuesday, stays comfortably true to her authentic country roots. "I love sitting down with just me and a piano and a guitar," she says. – Katie Kauss
Originally posted 10/13/2008 12:25PM
Hank Williams Jr. may have a new number one fan: Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The country star, who is performing at a campaign event in Virginia for Palin and Sen. John McCain on Monday, got a call on his cell phone from Palin, according to CMT.com.
"Huge fan," Palin said, admitting that she owns all of Williams's albums. The two also bonded over one of their favorite shared pastimes, moose hunting.
"I hunt moose," Palin told him.
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