It's about time for Hank Jr.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
– Hank Williams Jr. announced today that his 37th album, "It's About Time," will be out Jan. 15, 2016 on Nash Icon Records.
Williams will world premiere his lead single, "Are You Ready for the Country" featuring Eric Church, across Cumulus stations nationwide on Nov. 4. The pair will open the 49th Annual CMA Awards on ABC at 8 p.m. eastern.
"Are You Ready for the Country," written by Neil Young and previously recorded by Waylon Jennings, will be available across digital retailers on Nov. 4.
"I could not be happier to be working with Scott Borchetta and the team at BMLG," said Williams. "The support they have shown this album has been tremendous, and I am so excited for the fans to hear the new stuff."
GRAMMY Award winner and Oscar nominee Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Cheap Trick) produced "It's About Time," featuring re-recorded versions of classics like "Mental Revenge" and "Born to Boogie" with Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore and featuring Brad Paisley on guitar, as well as new tunes Williams solely penned such as "Dress Like an Icon," "Just Call Me Hank" and "It's About Time."
The track listing is:
1. "Are You Ready for the Country" featuring Eric Church (Neil Young)
2. "Club U.S.A." (Tony Stampley, Bonnie Swayze)
3. "God Fearin' Man" (Chris Janson, Brandon Kinney, Kendell Marvell)
4. "Those Days Are Gone" (Chris Janson, Brice Long, Terry McBride)
5. "Dress Like An Icon" (Hank Williams Jr.)
6. "God and Guns" (Mark Stephen Jones, Travis Meadows, Bud Tower)
7. "Just Call Me Hank" (Hank Williams Jr.)
8. "Mental Revenge" (Mel Tillis)
9. "It's About Time" (Hank Williams Jr.)
10. "The Party's On" (Hank Williams Jr., Joe Kent, Tony Stampley)
11. "Wrapped Up, Tangled Up in Jesus (God's Got It)" (Reverend Charlie Jackson)
12. "Born to Boogie" featuring Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley (Hank Williams Jr.)
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After 70 million records and 100 charting singles, does Hank Jr. have anything left to prove? Nope, but it is after all, a family tradition - so here he is, at age 66, with his first release on a new label exclusive to Hall of Famer types (Reba, Martina McBride), looking to strike gold one more time. The Bocephus blueprint hasn't changed much since the late '80s. We've come to expect guest stars, loads of songwriters and a dip into the great American music catalog. »»»
Old School, New Rules
Hank Williams Jr. is one of those people who are as famous for their personality as their music. He has never been shy about expressing his particular opinion about anything. Bocephus never lets a chance to flaunt his political ideals pass, and his latest album is his most passionately right wing to date.
The irony of the political focus is that Bocephus uses the image of the "working man" to serve as the choir for his sermon, much like Bruce Springsteen's magnificent »»»
127 Rose Avenue
Conjuring his trademark Southern rock and country blues sound, Hank Williams Jr. mines areas familiar to longtime fans. In the process, he delivers an album that boasts characteristic poignancy and drive, but occasionally falls flat. The most disappointing moments occur when the 60-year-old Williams proves too winded to convincingly chant the rapid-fire lyrics of Farm Song. The vigilantism implied in Sounds Like Justice plays out distastefully and his southern rocker about a sexy gold-digger, High »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them
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And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
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Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues.
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