Personalities | Hank Williams III | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1979)

The grandson of the late Hank Williams and son of Hank Williams Jr. must have music in his genes, and like his forbears, Shelton ‘Hank III’ is a rebel. 1996’s Three Hanks album featured his voice alongside those of his father and grandfather, and he realized that he would forever be judged as country. His debut solo album, 1999’s Risin’ Outlaw, featured songs by his friend, Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock, and after personal problems, he returned in style with the alt-hillbilly Straight To Hell (2006).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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