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Hank Jr. premieres new video

Monday, June 25, 2012 – Hank Williams, Jr. world premiered his new video That Ain't Good today on CMT. Fans can also see the video on CMT Top 20 Countdown on Friday at 11 a.m. Eastern/Pacific. The video was also posted on CMT.com where it is currently number one.

Filmed on location in Nashville, That Ain't Good provides a sultry, rhythmic look at a man at the end of his rope, propelled by a Hank Jr. performance that gets completely inside the character.

"I've had that song for several years," said Williams. "I took my Dobro to a completely different type of tuning, and it's one of those that just has that kind of flow to it. And it's got that really serious aspect to it, too, about people blowing themselves up, and your kids ask, 'why do people do that?' How do you answer that? That ain't good. To me, that song is me. 'I used to like to go fishin', sold my boat and motor, something aint' right about this.' That ain't good."

The song will be on "Old School, New Rules," Williams' first album on his new imprint, Bocephus Records, which drops July 10. The 12-song package includes a duet with Brad Paisley on I'm Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams as well as a new duet version of Merle Haggard's classic I Think I'll Just Sit Here and Drink with Haggard. Trace Adkins also lends his vocal talent to a line on a separate track. Bocephus Records is licensed to Blaster Entertainment and distributed by Warner Music Nashville.

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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 »»»
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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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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