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    Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:27:10

    Hank Williams Jr. "Best Of" Due March 27 - It features 22 of his best tunes

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    • Hank Williams, Jr. - DUBUQUE, IA - NOVEMBER 3:  Hank Williams, Jr. performs in support of Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign rally at the Grand River Center November 3, 2008 in Dubuque, Iowa. Palin and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) continue to campaign in battleground states the day before the election.
    • Hank Williams, Jr. - DUBUQUE, IA - NOVEMBER 3:  Hank Williams, Jr. performs in support of Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign rally at the Grand River Center November 3, 2008 in Dubuque, Iowa. Palin and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) continue to campaign in battleground states the day before the election.
    • Hank Williams, Jr. - DUBUQUE, IA - NOVEMBER 3:  Hank Williams, Jr. performs in support of Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign rally at the Grand River Center November 3, 2008 in Dubuque, Iowa. Palin and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) continue to campaign in battleground states the day before the election.

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    Fans of Hank Williams Jr. can kick the wintertime blues with the announcement from Curb Records of the March 27 release of a retrospective collection of signature hits from the iconic superstar. Hell to the yes!

    The package will feature 22 of Hank Williams Jr.'s best songs that span decades of his high octane music making career. In the history of recorded music, perhaps no 'second generation' heir to a musical dynasty has surpassed superstar status to become a true American icon as boldly as Hank Williams Jr. With stacks of gold and platinum lining his walls amid Grammys and Emmys and the reflection of the nearby crowns of Entertainer of the Year resting comfortably on his mantle, Jr. has carved a giant niche in the annals of the record industry. Stepping from the shadows of the greatness of Hank Sr. the current incarnation of family greatness is unique in Hank Jr.'s relevance and the amazing influence of his music and image as part of America's pop culture. He is by any definition a 21st century pop culture force to be reckoned with.

    You can say that again.

    Along the way, as witnessed by the new Curb package, Hank Jr.'s music has become rooted as a unique creative barometer consistently reflecting both our nation's challenges and the resilience of human nature in general—and Hank's creative finger on the pulse of culture in particular. From the familiar shout of "Are You Ready For Some Football" to the brooding country patriotism of "A Country Boy Can Survive," Hank is seemingly permanently woven in the midst of America's daily soundtrack of life--from football, to politics, to his latest reincarnation of the Williams family's traditional way with a song.

    Track Listing:

    "Family Tradition"
    "Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound"
    "Women I've Never Had"
    "Outlaw Women"
    "Kaw-Liga"
    "Old Habits"
    "Dinosaur"
    "The Blues Man"
    "Texas Women"
    "Dixie On My Mind"
    "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)"
    "A Country Boy Can Survive"
    "If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie"
    "The Conversation"
    "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
    "Country State Of Mind"
    "Born To Boogie"
    "If The South Woulda Won"
    "There's A Tear In My Beer" (with Hank Williams)
    "Red, White, & Pink-Slip Blues"
    "Bartender Song (Sittin' At The Bar)" (with Rehab)
    "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming For Monday Night Football"

    Whether old or new friend or fan of Hank's, the March 27 release from Curb offer a singular reminder across the span of all 22 tracks: Now in a sixth decade of making music, Hank's totally ‘done it his way'.

    Are you a Hank Jr. fan?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.22.12



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