Browsing articles tagged with " Hillbilly Joker"

Hank III in Billboard Top 10 For All The Wrong Reasons

June 3, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  75 Comments

This week the music world was agog that Lady Gaga topped the charts with her latest album Born This Way selling over 1 million copies. But I was neither shocked nor appalled that Lady Gaga made #1. What blew my mind was to see the post-contract Hank III release from Curb Records called Hillbilly Joker crest #10 of the Billboard country charts last week.


Curb Records Continues to Dog Tim McGraw & Hank III

April 20, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Causes  //  21 Comments

The situation with Tim McGraw has gone from dysfunctional, to immoral, to ironically funny, to now outright insane. The country music star and part-time perfume magnate’s troubles started with Curb in 2008, when the label decided to release a Greatest Hits album instead of new music McGraw had sitting on the shelf. Now Curb is refusing to put out his last album on his record deal, called Emotional Traffic…


Hank III Colored Vinyl For Record Store Day

March 15, 2011 - By Trigger  //  News  //  55 Comments

Country has been the very last of the major genres to embrace the revitalization of vinyl, with one exception: Hank Williams III, who has been releasing his records on vinyl for years, and has his full catalog available in the format. In conjunction with Record Store Day this year, 700 limited-edition colored vinyl copies of his albums…


Curb To Release Hank III ‘Hillbilly Joker’ Album

January 16, 2011 - By Trigger  //  News  //  104 Comments

Sitting on a shelf somewhere inside the Curb Records complex was an album called This Ain’t Country that Hank III had turned into them for release. The ensuing legal battle over the release of the album is where the cold war between Curb and Hank III became hot. Curb sat on the album, never releasing it, and refusing to allow Hank III to release it independently or on another label. Now Curb has decided to release it many years later, as well as possibly other shelved recordings …

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