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Hank Williams III

As the grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Jr., Hank Williams III was country music royalty before he ever sang a note. But he didn't immediately follow his forebears musically, choosing instead to bang around the Southeast, playing drums in punk and hardcore combos and smoking prodigious amounts of weed before he began pursuing a career in country music. It was the outlaw spirit of his lineage, alive and unwell and floating in the bong water, and he earned a reputation as one of Nashville's biggest rebels, more than living up to his lineage.

Shelton Hank Williams III was born December 12, 1972, in Nashville, Tennessee. Williams lived the life of a nomadic punk rocker early on, but that changed when a court settlement decreed that Hank owed a large backlog of child support, and the judge instructed Hank to find more reliable employment. Circumstances forced Hank III onto the straight and narrow, and in 1996 he signed a contract with Music City giant Curb. The label issued Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts, which brought the voices of all three generations of Williams men together via the miracles of modern technology. It was about as far from what Hank III wanted as he could get and signaled the beginning of his stormy relationship with Curb.

Williams was in a tight spot. While his name, face, and uncanny vocal resemblance to his grandfather almost guaranteed him a thriving country audience, he had no patience for Nashville's squareness and rigid control. Hank and his Damn Band could wow a crowd with a spot-on set of gorgeous country balladry and spirited honky tonk. But III could just as easily shift gears into screeching Black Flag-style punk rock with his hard-rocking combo Assjack. He was the kind of anomaly most record companies couldn't stand -- eminently marketable, yet defiantly unpredictable.

Curb issued Hank III's proper debut in September 1999. Entitled Risin' Outlaw, it presented 13 rough-hewn country numbers colored by III's honky tonking vocals. And while he played his share of "country" gigs to support it, Williams also appeared at the 2001 Vans Warped Tour alongside punks like Rancid. The irascible III also dismissed Outlaw as a label-controlled fiasco almost immediately after its release. After a few years of touring and trying like mad to be released from his Curb contract, III returned to wax in early 2002 with Lovesick, Broke & Driftin'. While Outlaw had featured material from outside writers, the new LP was all Hank III but for a previously released cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City." He also produced, recorded, and mixed it by his lonesome in just two weeks.

At this point, Hank III's relationship with Curb became even more strained. The label refused to release his appropriately named This Ain't Country LP, which featured songs like "Life of Sin" and "Hellbilly." At the same time, Curb refused to grant Hank III the rights to issue it on his own. He and the record company reached an impasse, which III only exacerbated with the "F*** Curb" T-shirts he sold through his thriving website. Thrown Out of the Bar, his third honky tonk album, was scheduled for release in 2003, as was the long-awaited This Ain't Country. Additionally, Hank III issued extremely limited-edition releases through his website (often in quantities of 100 or less) and continued to play bass in Superjoint Ritual, the brutal side project of Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo.

The double-disc Straight to Hell was released in March 2006 on Bruc Records (Curb's attempt to disguise their participation in the album). The first CD contained songs with elements of traditional country warped to fit Hank III's rebel attitude, while the second disc boasted only one song that featured just III, his guitar, ambient noises, and a slight story that those coming down from drugs might enjoy. Ever in the outlaw mode, Hank III released Damn Right, Rebel Proud in 2008. His fourth and supposedly final album for Curb, The Rebel Within, followed in the spring of 2010. And in a move that hardly pleased Hank III, Curb next repackaged This Ain't Country, the oft-bootlegged project that started the acrimony between III and the label in the first place, with additional unreleased material thrown in, as Hillbilly Joker in 2011.

In the fall of 2011, Williams announced he was forming his own label, Hank3 Records, and launched the imprint with three albums released at the same time: A Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown, a two-disc set of raw country tunes; a doom metal set called Attention Deficit Domination; and Cattle Callin, credited to 3 Bar Ranch, which married recordings of cattle auctioneers with speed metal tracks. III was still touring in support of his new albums when Curb managed to get an eighth album out of a lapsed six-album contract by releasing another set of previously unreleased material, Long Gone Daddy (mostly outtakes from 1999's Risin' Outlaw and 2002's Lovesick, Broke & Driftin') in the spring of 2012. In October 2013, Hank III released another pair of albums through his own label, the two-disc country album Brothers of the 4X4, alongside the hardcore cowpunk release A Fiendish Threat.

Curb Records, meanwhile, continued to keep ill will flowing between themselves and their former artist; Ramblin' Man, a 27-minute album of country-oriented tracks Hank III primarily recorded for various tribute albums, was released in the spring of 2014, and a year later Curb (using the Bruc alias) dropped a punk and metal-leaning set, Take as Needed for Pain, which was similarly pieced together from tribute albums and studio outtakes. As he had done with Curb's previous post-contract albums, Hank III encouraged his fans not to buy the albums in messages on his website and social media accounts, suggesting they burn copies borrowed from friends instead. ~ Johnny Loftus & Steve Leggett
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Hillbilly Joker (Explicit)

1. Hillbilly Joker

2. I'm Drunk Again

3. Life Of Sin

4. 10 Feet Down

5. Pistol Packin'

6. Tennesse Driver

7. M.F.J.

8. Now He's Dead

9. Drink It, Drug It

10. Hellbilly

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Track List: Damn Right, Rebel Proud (Explicit)

1. The Grand Ole Opry (Ain't So Grand)

2. Wild And Free

3. Me & My Friends

4. Six Pack Of Beer

5. I Wish I Knew

6. If You Can't Help Your Own

7. Candidate For Suicide

8. H8 Line

9. Long Hauls & Close Calls

10. Stoned And Alone

12. 3 Shades Of Black

13. Workin' Man

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Track List: Straight To Hell

Disc 1

1. Satan Is Real / Straight To Hell

2. Thrown Out Of The Bar

3. Things You Do To Me

4. Country Heroes

5. D Ray White

6. Low Down

7. Pills I Took

8. Smoke & Wine

9. My Drinkin Problem

10. Crazed Country Rebel

11. Dick In Dixie

12. Not Everybody Likes Us

13. Angel Of Sin

Disc 2

1. Louisiana Stripes

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Track List: Lovesick, Broke & Driftin'

1. 7 Months, 39 Days

2. Broke, Lovesick & Driftin'

3. Cecil Brown

5. One Horse Town

6. Mississippi Mud

7. Whiskey, Weed, & Women

8. Trashville

9. Walkin' With Sorrow

10. 5 Shots Of Whiskey

12. Callin' Your Name

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Track List: Risin' Outlaw

1. I Don't Know

2. You're The Reason

3. If The Shoe Fits

4. 87 Southbound

5. Lonesome For You

6. What Did Love Ever Do To You

7. On My Own

8. Honky Tonk Girls

9. Devil's Daughter

10. Cocaine Blues

11. Thunderstorms & Neon Signs

12. Why Don't You Leave Me Alone

13. Blue Devil

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best outlaw country i herd yet
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Hello Mr Will iams 3 i trina McAfee LOVE yoUr brIght piCture on whAt Its lIght to B $$8887766633 1
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floorme01
only 4 year the yunger come pic in cent fl. wit da crew. ps bring mud tires . perry
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Hank iii is the s**t wish he would come back to the Machine Shop in Flint Mi. I missed him last time
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I f**kin love this tune....ol hank got me through sum dark times, always thankful brother..... . gimme 5 shots of Hank 3!!!
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My Name is Big Matt B. From California.
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Hello Matt Harris do you have a brother name Chris Harris?
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Please Saying WhI** Power Stop it you pooie head Man
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I from CA . ✌
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✌✌good song man.
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Awesome music keep it coming
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My Dad was born and raised in the deep south , I never was sure where I belonged .... but when I hear Hank III , I KNOW FOR SURE
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Makes me PROUD DAMN RIGHT REBEL PROUD
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following the family tradition
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Most versatile and hardest fuc×××× lead man there is. Metal + Country. A REAL REBEL, A REAL SHOW. go see one. I love you shelton
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Hank helps me make it through every day.
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SHONUFF !!! III ROX, WESTERN SWANGZ, & JUST PLAIN OLE T.C.B. ... MET HIM @ EACH OF 3 AWESOME SHOWS IN AZ. Would've been a 4th time, with Nashville P**sy & Reverend Horton Heat ( Marquee Theatre,Temp e , A Z - J a n . ' 0 8 ) , yet 4 whatever reason III didn't make it, of all surprise folks to show up instead,... MR.LEMMY !!! WITH THE REV' BACKIN HIM UP !! WHAT A BAD A$$ SHOW. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE OHIo's HILLBILLY SOUNDS. NO DOUBT, HANK IS SMILIN ON HIM. 2 BAD ABOUT BOCEPHUS & III.THANX 2 III, 4 TURNIN ME ON 2
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Hank Williams 111 has a lot of potential! Keep it up crazed country rebel!! REBEL PROUD
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adams50131
Anthem of today's man
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Such unrecognized talent that it hurts
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reverendceo
Hank 3 you are not like your daddy or granddaddy; but you're all top shelf. Thanks for the music.
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I'm a progressive hippie from San Francisco, and I f**king love Hank and Hank 3. I'm a f**king rebel though, f**k the establishmen t !
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This guy is about to come into his own even if he does not want the accolades. He is own man now. People are finally getting tired of pop country. Outlaw is back. Now go get drink your whiskey and slap your woman.
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3way hank tanx williams
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amberstheone
Me and my friends get drunk and fall down all over town Hank 3 hell yea
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8pm
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I love hank III Seen him twice in show and god damn its a f**king amazing show. In iowa and some other f**king state.
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Such good and pure sounding music. It's a shame we'll never hear him on mainstream country music radio because people can't handle originality and don't like real music.
Hank III= Country
Luke Bryan= Cuntry
Get what I'm sayin?
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This ain't April
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3 rocks to an ole school sound.Anyone who doesn't like it probably listens to that rap s**t
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I commented earlier, saying that three was good, but not as good as his daddy and granddaddy. I'm not so sure anymore... Hank 3 kicks a**!
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Luvin me some Hank3
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One of the best country singers of all times
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This man is one real badass.
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Good song.I'd like to hang out in his haunted ranch, wonder if Les would show up?
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My best friend is colt 45
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F**k yeah rebel southern Texas
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I got a email from Pandora saying ive listened to over 2000 songs on this station hell yeah. Every one now days listens to this pop country and i laugh and tell them i listen to all 3 hanks Johnny Waylon coe and wade real country none of that sappy my girlfriend left me s**t None of that pop s**t so hank Williams Sr jr 3 thank you for everything
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he sings straight from the heart
lov lov lov him !!!!!!!
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Best ever hank iii the realist outlaw oh yeah!!
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Best singer-songw r i t e r ever
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Sounds just like his grandpappy with twist of his daddy this classic honky tonkin music
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Hank III is a bad a**
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tommytitanfa n
III RULES
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I didn't like Hank 3 at first. But I've been starting to get into him, listening to his radio station a lot lately. Not as good as Sr. or Jr., but still great!
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scmontecarlo
The only thing that gets me through the day is listening to Hank the third radio station on Pandora
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reverendceo
You may be a different kind of music than your dad and granddad; but you have you're own style. Thanks Hank 3rd for the music. God Bless.
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roll me up and SMOKE me when I die....
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my66imp
Kicked out one time? Whoops! Guess Missoula mt. Couldn't handle this red neck! Lol
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