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Pre-Order “The Rebel Within” (+Tracks & Cover)

February 26, 2010 - By Trigger  //  News  //  24 Comments

Hank Williams III The Rebel Within CoverLike I reported a couple of days ago, Hank III’s new album Rebel Within is going to be released on May 25th, 2010. We now have the track list and cover art (see below), and you can pre-order either the CD, or LP+CD set.

Fans are being asked to pre-order Rebel Within for a number of reasons. First, pre-orders are used by labels and distributors to gauge the strength of an upcoming project. Of course nothing is for certain (esp. with Curb Records), but if an album has really strong pre-orders, they might decide to make more CD’s, give the album better distribution, or promote it better.

Pre-orders also factor in big when it comes to album charts. If you ask me, charts don’t mean very much these days, but when Hank III’s last album Damn Right, Rebel Proud charted #2 on Billboard’s Country Charts, it was like a shot right across Music Row’s bow. That #2 rating was due in large part to the amount of album pre-orders, and being that high in the charts helped get Hank III’s name out to the masses, and other REAL country band’s names out by proxy.

I understand times are tough. I’m sure that there’s some reading this right now that won’t be able to spare the green to buy the album at all. But if you’re going to buy it anyway, you might as well pre-order and help the artist out a little bit. This goes for Hank III, and ANY artist you might support. But if you can’t, you have many other ways you can show your support, and not all of them require you to spend money.

It also happens to help savingcountrymusic.com out if you pre-order either from the links below, or by using the Amazon.com portal to the top right of the page. It doesn’t cost you a penny more, but 4 pennies for every dollar go back to the website to help pay for costs. The way to insure that the most money goes to the artist when buying music is to buy it from them DIRECTLY, but unfortunately Hank III and other major label artists aren’t allowed to do that.

And while I’m whoring myself, you can use that Amazon portal any time to buy stuff, not just music, and it helps support the site and it costs you nothing more.

Pre-Order Rebel Within CD


Pre-Order Rebel Within Vinyl LP + CD

And by the way, if you’re wondering why the CD+LP is cheaper than just the CD, trust me, the CD price will go down to $14.99 here shortly, and Amazon will refund the difference back.

  • 1. Getting’ Drunk and Fallin’ Down
  • 2. Rebel Within’
  • 3. Lookin’ For A Mountain
  • 4. Gone But Not Forgotten
  • 5. Drinkin’ Ain’t Hard To Do
  • 6. Moonshiner’s Life
  • 7. #5
  • 8. Karmageddon
  • 9. Lost In Oklahoma
  • 10. Tore Up and Loud
  • 11. Drinkin’ Over Mama

Hank Williams III The Rebel Within Cover

PS: No, that is not a Keith Neltner cover.

24 Comments to “Pre-Order “The Rebel Within” (+Tracks & Cover)”

  • already ordered my LP, even though I’ll get a promo cd from III. Thats how large my support is, haha! Plus, I prefer Vinyl!

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  • I’m still in a bit of shock that this album is coming out so quickly.

    Pre-ordering is really good but I’ll be picking this up at my local record store (yeah a few still exist). They will actually sell the new albums the Saturday before their release dates so I’ll be going to make sure I get it ASAP. (And people can get pre-orders early but that can be hit or miss.)

    The thing I’m wondering is just how hard Curb is gonna push this record. I could see them putting almost nothing behind advertising and whatnot since it’s crystal clear this is III’s last record with them. Guess we’ll have to see.

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  • It wont get any more push than “Damn Right, Rebel Proud” I am sure. Anything with a Parental Advisory on Curb is not something they want to be associated with. Trig, do you know if it is gonna be credited as a “Curb” release or “Sidewalk” or “Bruc”?

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  • All five of us in Red Eye Gravy pre-ordered our boy’s album in full support of outlaw country. GET YOURS NOW!!!!

    The Dirty Okie

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  • FanFukin’Tastic! Thanks for the link on the vinyl…Amazon didn’t show but the cd when I checked last night!!!

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  • Jashie,

    I think its gonna be on Curb proper. They probably felt like dumbasses when DRRP did so well and their fake name was on the back. If not, it will probably be Sidewalk again, I think the Bruc idea ran its course and is defunct.

    Assjack was straight up on Curb, so that’s my thinking.

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  • Burch,

    Yes, local record stores are great too! And sometimes you can go in and pre-order there as well. Probably should have put that up top too.

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  • Good news man! I was afraid it would be Christmas before we saw this hit the shelves! I will be pre-ordering shortly!

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  • Pre-ordered mine last night….counting down the days!

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  • Just did my pre-order… oh, shit, it comes out a month before my wedding! XD

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  • The Assjack album that I bought said Sidewalk on it.

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  • I ORDERED 2 LP+CD’s AND 1 CD FROM YOUR SITE..I HAD SOME CREDITS WITH AMAZON..HOW DO I TELL IF YOU GET CREDIT FOR THE ORDER?I SAW THE COVER ART BACK IN LATE SUMMER..I STILL THINK CURB MIGHT TRY SOMETHING SHADY..I DON’T TRUST THE GREEDY SELF INDULGENT SOB..HE IS RELEASING IT 7 MONTHS EARLIER THAN HE HAD TOO..HE COULD HAVE PUT OUT A GREATEST HITS ALBUM UNLESS LEGAL FIXED IT WHERE HE COULDN’T AND PUT OUT RW AT XMAS..

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  • i ordered 2 sets of cd/vinyl…and like Bandana, i didn’t see where it indicated anything was going to savingcountrymusic.com
    maybe it don’t show it, but when i clicked your link it took me to my amazon site.

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  • If i had the money right now i’d pre order in a heart beat! i’m so excited for it to be released!

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  • Bandana & Cathy,

    Probably won’t tell you about the SCM credit, but it usually works.

    I don’t trust Curb either Bandana, but if they have a date and you can pre-order it, there’s pretty much nothing they can do now, unless it is some monkey business after the release.

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  • Pillsbury,

    You’re right. My vinyl says Sidewalk. Thought it was Curb for some reason.

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  • DEFINATELY SNATCHIN THE VINYL. As rough as our winter was with snow, car wrecks, deer collisions, emergency room visits, and repos, I’m lookin forward to a great sound track for a positive summer … Shelton and boys, you always give us reral people somethin to look forward to and we love you for it … even you Gary lol. Stick that up your faggot ass Josh Thompson and your Nashville candyass contemporaries.

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  • *real people

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  • Do we know why III didn’t use Neltner artwork this time? It seemed they were pretty tight. I am personally stoked he’s not using him anymore, as I’m not so keen on the style of his III artwork – way too bogan for me. I much prefer the new album’s artwork. I did get a Neltner limited edition screen print and got all the boys to sign it when I saw III play. I didn’t much like it but it was the only gig poster available. I have it all beautifully framed up and hanging in my dungeon *cough* I mean my dining room.

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  • Neltner has unique talent, but became somewhat uni-themed in some of his work, or repetitive. III mentioned in an interview that the Reinstate Documentary was stopped because someone “disrespected one of his heroes” .. he may have had somethin to do with that.The artwork surrounding the whole Reinstate Hank Movement was great nevertheless. What was the scoop Triggerman? Are you now doin the art?

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  • Keith Neltner was the artist. Blake Judd was the film maker. That means the alleged disrespecting was from Judd. Not sure what the story is with Neltner. My guess is we will learn in due course. Probably should be mentioned here that III has gotten sideways with a few folks over the years.

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  • Will pre-order the new album soon as I can!

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  • Just pre-ordered with your link! Estimated date of deliverance will be June 21 for me, lookin’ forward to that…

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