Hank Williams III New Album


Hank Williams III
Don't look for any apologies on DAMN RIGHT REBEL PROUD, the upcoming sixth album from Hank Williams III. Filled with a self-described "Jekyll and Hyde" mix of disturbingly dark stuff and "good ol' country," the straight-talkin' third-generation rebel's new album is set for release October 21 via Sidewalk Records.

The first single is the mutated truckers' tune "Long Hauls & Close Calls," for which a video has been shot (check it out below). III thinks of it as the album's "crossover" track, explaining that "It's got a little bit of the scream for the kids in black and a little bit of the banjo and dobro for the country folks."

Recorded in HIII's east Tennessee home with friends over a two-week period, the album's magnum opus is the ten-minute, shitkickin' symphony in three movements "P.F.F." (you can guess what it stands for), which he describes as "a high-energy, get-drunk singalong." He dedicates it to archetypal shock rocker G.G. Allin (certainly a first on a Nashville album), who III understandably views as a spiritual brother in chaos. "The hobo kids, the train-hopping kids, they all love Hank Williams and G.G. Allin," he points out. "And they've bled into our audience." III's crowd is a roiling mix of outsider subcultures, along with working folks and party-down college kids. "Most of the time everybody's gettin' along," he says. "Most of the trouble we've had has been with the security, not the kids. I'm still tryin' to keep one half happy and the other half satisfied by flip-floppin' the shows" between stone country, punk and metal sets. "We're just doin' what we’re doin', and people see the realness in that."

Check out www.reinstatehank.org and join III's fight to get his grandfather reinstated to the Grand Ole' Opry.

Hank Williams III - "Long Hauls & Close Calls"


[Published on: 9/22/08]

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linsbee314 starstarstarstarstar Mon 9/22/2008 02:12PM
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Hell yea! I've got a little bit of smoke and a whole lot of wine!!!!!!!

Parsonsgoggles starstarstarstarstar Mon 9/22/2008 02:32PM
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Nobody tells 'it' like Hank Williams III. Hopefully that crazy country rebel will be driftin' state to state soon!!!

ClaysTribe Mon 9/22/2008 03:15PM
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i bet he makes his grandfather very proud

MidnightRider13 Mon 9/22/2008 03:27PM
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If you don't like Hank Williams, you can kiss my ass.

zerosdontcount starstarstar Mon 9/22/2008 05:18PM
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I like Hank Williams, so I won't kiss your ass, but this song is horrible. :/

Flat5 Mon 9/22/2008 07:16PM
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its like a bad meth freakout. but I dig III. sometimes. can't believe Hank Williams is not in the Grand Ol Opry!

vollostcom Mon 9/22/2008 11:12PM
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i have caught hank 3 a few times, the country bluegrassy thing he does is awesome, with that band, but when he does second set with that hank punk whatever you want to call it, its just plain loud and horrid

Coconut Phil starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/23/2008 12:56AM
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Coconut Phil

I'm on old rebel that comes from the banks of the Tiger river in SC, been jamming to Hank Jr. all my life. I dug this video, a little out there for me, but did like it. I'm glad he's doing his own thing. "its a family tradition" Keep jamming America.

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raise hell and eat cornbread!!!

"drinkin til I think Im gonna fall down, when my sweet little baby had to hit me LOWWWWWWW DOWNnnn"

ELSUTT Tue 9/23/2008 05:04AM
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whodoyoudo Tue 9/23/2008 11:29AM
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WHOa Unknown Hinson is in that video

fuckin vampires...

MutilatedLips starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/23/2008 02:30PM
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I love me some Hank III! He's definetley keepin' his grandfathers spirit alive as a true musical rebel.

Conjugal Burning Wed 9/24/2008 07:01AM
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Conjugal Burning

p*ssy fist f#ck?