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Hank Williams, Jr.’s New Album Set For Release on July 10th

Hank Williams Jr.

It was announced today by Blaster Records that Hank Williams, Jr.’s new album, “Old School, New Rules,” will be release on July 10th.  The album will feature twelve songs, including duets with Brad Paisley and Merle Haggard.  The first single off the album, “That Ain’t Good,” has been sent to radio, with a video coming in the next few weeks.

I’m excited about this new album…I’m definitely ‘Old School’, and I am making music with ‘New Rules’.  People know I’m gonna say exactly what I think and this album is exactly that.

The track listing for “Old School, New Rules” will be as follows:

1.     Takin’ Back The Country

2.     I’m Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams (with Brad Paisley)

3.     Three Day Trip

4.     Old School

5.     We Don’t Apologize for America

6.     You Win Again

7.     Cow Turd Blues

8.     Who’s Takin’ Care of Number One

9.     That Ain’t Good

10.  Keep The Change

11.  Stock Market Blues

12.  I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink (with Merle Haggard)

To pre-order the album, visit www.hankjr.com.

PICTURES: Justin Timberlake With Hank Williams Jr

Justin Timberlake.

Pop superstar, and sometimes actor, Justin Timberlake was caught hanging out with a country music legend last weekend in Mississippi. We have pictures of Justin with Hank Williams Jr. backstage after Hank’s concert in Southhaven, MS. Hank had nothing but good things to say about the former boyband member, who apparently knows more about country music than fans may have realized:

“What a great guy!  Justin is a friend of my rebel son Kid Rock.  He sure is a good country boy.  We talked about girls, guitars, turkey hunting, going on cruises and how much we hate them, even though Bobby (Kid Rock) is on one right now and loving it, ugh!  Hell, Justin and I even talking about recording a blues song sometime.”

Check out the pictures of the two backstage below:

Hank Williams Jr. Announces “Take Back America Tour”

Hank Williams Jr.

Bocephus is heading back on the road.  Be warned:  don’t expect it to be a tight-lipped trip.

Hank Williams Jr. has been pretty quiet in the months following his controversial comments about President Obama that got his “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” removed from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”  But fans should be hearing plenty about it on his tour.  We’re told he’ll be playing new material that was written within weeks of his 2011 controversial remarks.

Along with the new material, he’ll also be playing fan favorites.  With 20 gold albums, six platinum albums, 13 chart-topping albums, and ten #1 singles, how could he not?  “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Dixie on My Mind,” and the already mentioned “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” are expected to be on the playlist.

Jason Aldean Responds To Hank Jr Walking Out

Jason Aldean.

During the taping of CMT Artists Of The Year on Monday in Nashville, Jason Aldean was supposed to be singing his new #1 single “Tattoos On This Town” with Hank Williams Jr. After just singing one verse together, however, Hank Jr. walked out and they taped the performance as a solo with Jason and his band.

In an interview with HitFlix backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert, Jason finally had the chance to respond to the incident:

“I think when it comes to Hank, the only thing that you can predict about Hank is that he’s unpredictable,” he says. “I’m still a huge fan. He’s one of my idols, one of the guys that I grew up listening to. I’m a huge fan and, you know, it was a little weird, but it’s Hank Jr., what are you going to say?”

Jason is up for three Grammys next year, including his first time being nominated for a Grammy in his career. The Georgia native is up for Best Country Album for “My Kinda Party,” Best Country Solo Performance for “Dirt Road Anthem,” and his duet with Kelly Clarkson on “Don’t You Wanna Stay” earned him a nomination for Best Country Duo / Group Performance.

 

Hank Jr Walks Out On Jason Aldean Mid-Taping

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr just can’t stay out of the headlines, can he? During the taping of CMT’s Artists Of The Year special this week, Hank was to sing a special duet version of Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos On This Town” for the program. After being introduced by the show host, Country Weekly is reporting that Hank walked out after just one verse.

There was a pause in the taping after the song’s performance, and a second take was filmed with just Jason and his band. Host Rob Lowe re-introduced the performance without any mention to Hank Jr.

CMT Artists Of The Year airs December 13th at 9 pm EST on CMT.

 

Hank Williams Jr Makes GQ’s List Of Least Influential

Hank Williams Jr.

What’s the opposite of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, or even Warren Buffet? GQ put together their list of the 25 least influential people of 2011. Luckily, only one country act made the cut and it was none other than Hank Williams Jr, who came in at number 6.

See the list HERE. Do you agree with their choices?

2011 CMT Artists Of The Year Performers & Presenters

Kenny Chesney. photo credit: iheartradio

CMT has announced the performers and presenters for their 90-minute Artists Of The Year special airing on CMT on December 13th. The special will honor Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley on December 13 at 9 pm EST. It will be taped at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Special performers and presenters announced for the special include the All-American Rejects, The Avett Brothers, Ellen DeGeneres, Gavin Degraw, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, Chef Stephanie Izard, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Miranda Lambert, Matthew McConaughey, Lionel Richie, Carrie Underwood, Joe Walsh, and Hank Williams Jr. Addtional appearances may be announced in the coming days.

 

Hank Williams Jr. Plans “Taking The Country Back Tour 2012″

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr. announced on his Facebook page plans to launch a tour next year. While dates and cities have not yet been made public, he’ll be out on the “Taking The Country Back Tour 2012″ sometime next year.  He sure has some timing to announce a tour; with the controversy with ESPN, himself, and his comments about President Obama still in the news.

Will you go to one of his shows next year?

Hank Williams Jr Finding Out Breakups Aren’t Easy

Hank Williams Jr.

Just to stir the pot a little more, Hank Williams Jr released yet another statement saying he’s decided to pull “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” from ESPN’s Monday Night Football.  The announcement comes after ESPN announced their decision to suspend Hank’s song on October 3rd following his statement comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler.

In his statement, Hank said:

“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening OCTOBER 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the toes of THE FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOM OF SPEECH, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.”

ESPN decided to take the classier route with their statement, following his statement (are you still following me here?):

“We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of ‘Monday Night Football’ has always been about the games and that will continue.”

Looks like ESPN is going to have to find a new theme song. So what song would you pick for the new Monday night theme?

Hank Williams Jr Issues Official Statement

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr. took to his official website yesterday to clear the air and thank his supporters during the growing controversy of his comments about Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. Williams compared the President to Hitler on Fox News earlier this week, which led ESPN to removing him from the Monday Night Football opening montage. He doesn’t exactly apologize for his analogy:

“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was.  They’re polar opposites and it made no sense.  They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.”

Read the rest of the statement on Hank’s official website HERE. Hank had said the controversial comparison on Fox News Channels’ Fox & Friends program.