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At an age when most would be content to relax and reflect upon past achievements, 74-year-old Hank Thompson looks to expand upon his legacy. The title of his HighTone Records debut "Seven Decades" alludes to the longevity of Thompson's hall of fame career. Thompson is pleased that HighTone let him do things his way. "I want to be happy with the way it sounds. I'm not compromising doing this because someone says this is the way to do it in today's market. I said, 'No, I want to do this like ...
It's tempting to say "Hank Thompson is back!" After all, he's just released his first new album in better than a decade and is currently on the phone from his manager's office in Roanoke, Texas, sounding almost exactly as he did on his 1961 live album, "At the Golden Nugget"; a still-powerful Texas baritone on the other side of a cranky long-distance connection. But the fact is that he never really went anywhere. Thompson - at 72 - still plays about 120 live dates a year, and his lack of ...