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Hank Williams Jr.

That's How They Do It In Dixie – 2006 (Curb)

Reviewed by Michael Sudhalter

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Hank Williams Jr. has jumped back on to the scene with the title track, a southern rock single filled with plenty of southern, honky-tonk cliches like cutoff jeans, cowboy boots and whiskey. Williams scored many hits with that formula, and teams with neo-outlaws Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Van Zant to shine again on this rockin' tune.

There's only 1 other new cut on the 12-song disc, which includes 10 of Williams' classics. "Stirrin It Up" calls for a ceasefire in the current ideological battle between liberals and conservatives, - "Ain't the world got enough without y'all stirrin' up... let's try to get along," Bocephus sings. Point taken, Hank - but remember democracy is based on free speech.

Among the hits, Williams and Curb were smart enough to include a variety from straight-country of "Family Tradition" and "There's a Tear in My Beer" to the bluesy "My Name is Bocephus" and party anthems "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" and "Born to Boogie."