Hank Williams Jr. At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
A name that has been well-known in the country music community for decades has been Hank Williams Jr. Born Randall Hank Williams in May of 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Williams spent time with a number of contemporary musicians, including Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Earl Scruggs and Jerry Lee Lewis. Williams has claimed that his mother, Audrey, was a strong force that helped guide his career. She encouraged him to follow in his father’s footsteps, in appearance and in sound. However, in the 70s, Williams began pursuing a different musical direction, one that was more unique to him and one that would make him a superstar. He began challenging country music, blending in more rock and blues in the country sound.