Time is the ultimate judge and critic of music. 10 year anniversaries don’t always fall favorably for legendary records. They’re still too young to be considered vintage or retro, but are just old enough to be out of style. But unfolding the flaps of “Straight to Hell” today, re-living the music, it’s hard to not feel the same magic you heard when you listened to the record for the first time.
Straight to Hell
The grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Jr. falls in line with the other country artists covered in Saving Country Music “10 Badass Moments” series by being a rough and tumble character both on and off the stage, but also in showing great character by giving back and using his famous name for good. Here’s 10 Badass Moments from Shelton Hank Williams III, or Hank3.
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About this time last year, every website and periodical that regularly does these type of things put out their “Best of the Decade” lists. Problem is, they were all wrong. All of them. And not just for country music. For ALL of music, and for movies, TV shows, whatever. Why? No, not because I’m a raging culture snob, because officially the decade does not end until tonight.
.357 String Band, Cockadoodledon't, Dale Watson, Fire & Hail, Hank III, Home, Jack White, Jamey Johnson, Joe Buck, Johnny Cash, Justin Townes Earle, Legendary Shack Shakers, Live in London, Loretta Lynn, Lovesick Broke & Driftin', Midnight at the Movies, Straight to Hell, That Lonesome Song, The Dixie Chicks, Van Lear Rose, When The Man Comes Around
I’m going to have a lot to say about this record, but the upshot is that its damn good. It is an improvement from Hank III’s last offering Damn Right, Rebel Proud. It may not be his best album, or the album of the year, but considering all the different factors Hank had to juggle […]
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In a couple of recent interviews, one on Episode 66 of Outlaw Radio and another posted recently on YouTube (see below) Hank Williams III seems almost to be discounting his new upcoming album, The Rebel Within before it even comes out. He mentions that it is a good album, but he also goes out of […]
To learn more about the fight between Ronnie Milsap and Capitol Records Nashville, click here. A lot of people have been curious why I championed the fight of Ronnie Milsap against Capitol Records, from my core readers to Milsap fans. Normally I cover artists here that nobody else does, and this doesn’t really pertain to […]
According to Curb Record’s New Releases page, all three of Hank III’s albums prior to Damn Right, Rebel Proud are going to be released on vinyl on April 18! There are also a couple of Hank Jr. albums to be released on vinyl. We first heard about this on an interview Hank III did with […]
You might be surprised to learn that Jackass mastermind and actor Johnny Knoxville is a big fan of underground / outlaw country music. Not only that, at times he’s gone out of his way to lend his name to helping out specific artists and causes. When you start poking around a bit, it’s amazing where […]
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Xmas is nigh upon us people, and for that certain special hellibilly or hellbetty I have a few suggestions if you’re short on ideas. First you can always check out 3bay for the latest in III gear and Reinstate Hank merch. There is also issue #1 of Metal Farm Magazine, JD Wilkes’ & Blake Judd’s […]
I’ve always said that Hank Williams III’s Straight to Hell was one of the most significant albums in country music history. But since no mainstream media outlets are willing to recognize this, I will, and to prove that this is not my biased opinion as a simple Hank III fan, I’m going to name off […]
Hank III’s Damn Right, Rebel Proud: No. 2 Nielson Top Current Country Albums No. 18 Nielson Total Top Current Albums 20,000 Albums sold JUST THIS WEEK ! Man, what can I say? This thing may be groundbreaking. I’ve always said that if Hank III even had a little promotion behind him he would see dramatically […]
There’s a couple cool Hank III sites to check out if you haven’t already: You can listen to all of Hank III’s new album (including some annoying clicks) at Damn Right, Rebel Proud Amazon Listening Party. There’s also some new III pics HERE. SPIN Damn Right, Rebel Proud Review. If you want to see this […]
Today is the release day for the Hank Williams III 3 CD Collector’s Edition Tin. This set includes all of Hank III’s previously released material. If you already have Hank III’s 3 previous albums, there’s still a reason to but this above the cool tin the CD’s come in: This edition has all the songs […]
First off, everyone should go and check out Cathy’s Blog about how you can print off an official copy of the Reinstate Hank petition to sign. Thanks to Johnny Wright Jr. for doing a lot of the work on this, and also Blake Judd & Keith Neltner. I’m gonna get that on savingcountrymusic.com as soon […]
How to Order Damn Right Rebel Proud on Vinyl I have had a ton of people asking me about this, so please help me spread the word. For those of you that haven’t heard, Hank III’s new album Damn Right, Rebel Proud is going to be released in limited quantities in a record version. The […]
Available for pre-order now and coming out on August 19th is a special collector’s tin box with the 3 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED Hank III CD’s included (Risin’ Outlaw, Lovesick Broke & Driftin’, & Straight to Hell). I had seen some stuff about this new release the last few days, but was waiting to see exactly what […]