New music (mainly) comes from Hank 3 in April
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
– A new Hank Williams III disc, "Long Gone Daddy," is coming out April 17 on Curb Records, 10 songs of shuffling country blues, including 6 new songs.
Hank Sr. contributed the title track and Neath A Cold Gray Tomb of Stone. Hank 3 also covered Merle Haggard (The Bottle Let Me Down), Johnny Cash (Wreck of the Old 97) and Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson (Good Hearted Woman).
Williams and his label have been at loggerheads for years with the singer complaining loud and often about Curb.
The disc includes six previously unreleased recordings and four from prior releases.
1) I'm A Long Gone Daddy
2) Sun Comes Up
3) The Bottle Let Me Down
4) Wreck Of The Old '97
5) Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
6) The Wind Blew Cold
7) Good Hearted Woman
8) This Ain't Montgomery (with Joey Allcorn)
9) What They Want Me To Be
10) If The Shoe Fits (Shuffle Mix)
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