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Hank Williams Jr

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
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Full Name: Randall Hank Williams
Profession: Country Music Singer and Songwriter

United States of America

Biography: Williams Jr is a successful American country musician that began his career imitating the sound of his father, Hank Williams Sr.

He had his first hit song (Top 5 on the country charts) at age 15 with a cover of his father's song "Long Gone Lonesome Blues." He later evolved his own musical style that combines traditional country with Southern rock and blues.

He has won a number of awards including the Country Music Association's Award for entertainer of the year (1987 and 1988), a Grammy Award (1989), and four Emmy Awards.

Born: May 26, 1949
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Married Life

  • 1990-07-01 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

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