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Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr. or Bocephus, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and country. He is the son of country music legend Hank Williams.
Williams began his career following in his famed father’s footsteps, covering his father’s songs and imitating his father’s style. Williams’ first television appearance was in a 1964 episode of ABC‘s The Jimmy Dean Show, in which at age fourteen he sang several songs associated with his father. Later that year, he was a guest star on Shindig!.
Williams’ style evolved slowly as he struggled to find his own voice and place within country music. This was interrupted by a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. As a multi-instrumentalist, Williams’ repertoire of skills includes guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, steel guitar, banjo, dobro, piano, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica, fiddle, and drums.
From 1989 through October 2011, his song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight“, refashioned as “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night”, had been used to open broadcasts of Monday Night Football until it was pulled after Williams made controversial and widely criticized comments comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. The song returned to open the show in 2017 although it was temporarily removed in 2020.
On August 12, 2020, Williams was selected to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Question of the Day
In late winter/early spring, I am going to prune a large burning bush. I want to prune it to about half its size. Is that too much?You don’t say what type of burning bush you own, but the most common variety is ‘Compactus’, which is a silly name for a plant that can grow ten feet tall. In fact, unless you have a dwarf version of the shrub, such as ‘Nordine Strain’ or ‘Rudy Haag’, you’re going to end up with a pretty big plant. We didn’t find any information on whether such excessive pruning will harm the plant, but since it sounds as if you want a smaller shrub anyway, go ahead and try it. If the plant dies, you can replace it with one of the smaller versions.
Advice of the Day
To relieve rheumatism, chew on parsley.
Home Hint of the Day
To fix a squeaky door, remove the top hinge pin and coat it lightly with any all-purpose oil such as 3-In-One Household Oil. Replace the pin. If the door still squeaks, repeat the process with the next hinge.
Word of the Day
PerigeeThe point in the Moon’s orbit that is closest to Earth.
Puzzle of the Day
Did Jonah cry when the whale swallowed him?He thought he was going to blubber, but he didn’t.
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