Hank Williams Jr. Makes Big 2023 Announcement
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Country legend Hank Williams Jr. is hitting the road in 2023!
Hank Williams Jr. announced Tuesday that he will be performing a series of live shows this spring and summer. Old Crow Medicine Show will join him on the tour that will kick off May 12 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and wrap August 26 in Gilford, New Hampshire.
Willliams’ tour news comes on the heels of his most recent album release. Rich White Honky Blues, a collection of blue covers that the 73-year-old released in June 2022. Williams told Taste of Country at the time that most of the album’s 12 tracks were recorded in one take. Three of the songs were written by the legend himself, who said he had no trouble writing for the album.
“I am a Williams, you know?” Hank Jr. responded when asked about writing for Rich White Honky Blues.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Current Country, Americana/Folk and Blues Albums charts, and climbed to No. 2 on the Current Rock and Record Label Independent Current Albums charts.
It’s been nearly 60 years since Hank Williams Jr. made his recording debut with a cover of his father and namesake’s classic hit, “Long Gone Lonesome Blues.”
In the decades since, Williams has built an extensive resume that includes 70 million albums sold, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 chart topping singles. He has held the title of ACM Entertainer of the Year (1987-89), CMA Entertainer of the Year (1987-88)and BMI Icon. In 2020, he was given the long-overdue honor of becoming a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.