Hank Jr. launches tour
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
– Hank Williams Jr., is set to embark on a multi-city tour throughout the country kicking-off on March 3 in St. Augustine, Fla. The tour will consist of 16 dates with more to be added.
Fans can expect new material, written within weeks of his 2011 controversial remarks that got him booted from singing All My Rowdy Friends for NFL games.
Tour dates are:
March 3 - St. Augustine, FL - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 4 - Plant City, FL - Florida Strawberry Festival
April 6 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum (with 38 Special)
April 7 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre (with 38 Special)
April 13 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
April 14 - Charleston, WV - Charleston Civic Center Coliseum (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
April 27 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center (with Josh Thompson and Jamey Johnson)
May 11 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
May 5 - Dayton, OH - Nutter Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
May 18 - Bossier City, LA - Centurylink Center (with 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
May 19 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena (with Jamey Johnson)
July27 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days (with Chris Young)
Aug. 04 - Davenport, IA - Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
Aug. 16 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fair, Freedom Hall (with George Thorogood)
Aug. 17 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair, Grandstand (with George Thorogood)
Aug. 18 - Sedalia, MO - Missouri State Fairground (with George Thorogood)
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It's About Time
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
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them
Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be.
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... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove
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.
Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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