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What’s the difference between a country boy and a city boy? If you guess it’s that one wears a cowboy hat or maybe that one rides a horse and the other a subway, you’re on your way to being right.
But, if you have to think about it too hard, forget it. You either get it or you don’t.
Some say it’s a lifestyle and others would even argue it’s a state of mind. Regardless of your point of view, there’s one thing for sure. No one will ever mistake Hank Williams, Jr. for a city boy. It just won’t happen folks.
Hat or no hat, on the subway or highway, wearing boots or wingtips, Hank, Jr. is a country boy through and through.
Hank Williams, Jr., or Bocephus as his friends and fans call him, wrote and recorded “A Country Boy Can Survive” way back in 1981.
During a televised CMT production honoring “The Giants” of the genre, Toby Keith had the honor of paying tribute to Hank, Jr. by singing one of the country giant’s best known hits.
Based on the legend’s reaction, no one could’ve done it better. A grateful Bocephus nodded in approval, saluting Toby before moving up on stage to confirm his appreciation with a brotherly hug.
This signature song of the celebrated son of the legendary Hank Williams was written as a reminder to others of the understated and often overlooked beauty of the everyday life of country folks.
Can you imagine being honored by a country star singing a song that you wrote and previously recorded? It’s an incredible testimony to the talent of the one, the only Hank Williams, Jr.
What do you think of Toby Keith’s salute to Bocephus? Any song you think might have been as good for the occasion?