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Shelton Hank Williams (born December 12, 1972 in Nashville Tennesee) is an American musician. He is sometimes credited as Hank III or Hank 3.

The grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Williams Jr., he spent much of his early years playing drums in and bands. In 1996, child support payments led Hank III to sign a contract with Music City giant Curb. Three Hanks: Men With Broken Hearts was issued shortly thereafter, which brought the voices of all three generations of Williams men together. While this may seem to be a nice beginning, it was quite different from what Hank III himself desired musically. Despite having been born in Nashville, Tennessee, Hank III has never had a preference for mainstream country.

While his name (and his uncanny vocal and physical resemblances to his grandfather) could have guaranteed him a thriving country audience, he had no patience for the often predictable Nashville sound, nor for even the minimal constraints on behavior his promoters required. His opinions on this subject are well summed up in the songs “Trashville” and “Dick in Dixie”.

His first album on his own, titled Risin’ Outlaw, was released in September 1999. Lovesick, Broke & Driftin’ was released in 2002.

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  • truth_in_chains

    thanks Pete

    17 Mar 9:55pm Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Why the hell do people say "thanks Pete" on so many of his songs on this site?

    11 Jan 10:03am Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    !

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Spill-T

    straight to hell? damn right I am

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • traqua89

    Would love it if he went back to his country sound, after all he made most of his fans with albums like Straight To Hell and Damn Right, Rebel Proud.

    6 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Dan33185

    "This guy is so good! I love how he comes from this lineage of awesome dudes, hopefully he has a son one day and his son continues the badassery." He has one son

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • BeezleBoob

    @Beojiko Word, stop talking shit, it's called progress.

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • BeezleBoob

    This guy is so good! I love how he comes from this lineage of awesome dudes, hopefully he has a son one day and his son continues the badassery.

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Beojiko

    Lol at people saying he's a disgrace because he doesn't sound exactly like his grandfather or father. Fuck him for actually pushing the country genre forward, am I right? Pretty sure his grandfather would be proud.

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Toulorge

    If you want PC Country then maybe you should listen to Taylor Swift.

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • patykol

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    Alternative Country???

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Taki90

    a must watch interview with Hank 3 ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a7caaANTjQ

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
  • southernrocker1

    Just discovered this guy and like his sound but lyrics like 'faggot' make him sound like a tw@t.

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    Lot of cool bootlegs of Hank around!

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    Thank you Pete ..I have no problems sleeping .. (( * _ * ))

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • B-AIRLINE

    FAB

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Taki90

    great albums,especially "A Fiendish Threat " !

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    S'posed to have both the new albums in the mail on Monday. Incredibly excited!

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MetalHeart87

    Gutter Town. FTW.

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
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