Hank Williams Jr. is an incredible singer and songwriter who combines country music with Southern rock and blues. Born in Louisiana as Randall Hank Williams, he is the son and namesake of country music pioneer, Hank Williams.

Williams made his stage debut at the age of eight and his first appearance at Nashville's famous Grand Ole Opry at age 11. By the age of 11, Williams had his first Top 5 hit on the country charts with a cover of his father's song "Long Gone Lonesome Blues."

In the 1970s, Williams created his own musical identity by combining country music with Southern rock and blues. His 1975 album "Hank Williams Jr and Friends" debuted the resulting sound. That year, Williams was severely injured in a mountain climbing accident, which would take two years and several major surgeries to reconstruct his face. The accident resulted in William's new trademark look, which included a full beard, cowboy hat, and dark glasses.

During the 1980s, Williams became one of country music's top performers, with several multi-platinum albums and dozens of chart-topping singles, including "Family Tradition", "Texas Women", and "Born to Boogie". He won the Country Music Association's Award for Entertainer of the Year in 1987 and 88 and a Grammy Award in 1989 for a duet with his father's recorded vocals called "There's a Tear in My Beer".

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In addition to his music career, Williams was also known for his association with ABC's "Monday Night Football". He reworked his song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" for the program, and the new theme song earned Williams four Emmy Awards.

Williams' music and legacy continue to influence the country music genre, and he is considered to be one of the most iconic figures of Southern rock and country music and 98.1 The Hawk wants to send you and a friend to see him when he comes to Bethel Woods on Thursday, July 25!

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