‘Family Tradition-Three Generations of Hank Williams’ Book Coming
Here’s the blurb from the publisher:
Covering three generations of Hank Williams, Family Tradition is both unique and vast in scope. Beginning in the present day with Hank III who gave the author unprecedented access and time-traveling across the years, this examines just what kind of rebel mojo inspired this crazed family of country music, from Hank Sr. often regarded as one of the most influential of American musicians to Hank Jr., to this year’s model, Hank III, who has somehow found a way to reconcile his legacy’s deep-rooted twang and high-lonesome sound with particularly searing strains of punk and heavy metal, launching an all-out war with traditional Nashville in the process.
You can pre-order the book now through Amazon. The ISBN is 9781617130069 and UPC: 884088352141 for folks wanting to order at your local bookshop or request at your library.
Thanks to Hank III’s webmaster Mike for the heads up!
November 20, 2010 @ 4:11 pm
I wish I had more thumbs because putting two of them up is not enough to display how much I like this.
November 20, 2010 @ 4:27 pm
Hopefully this turns out good. Kinda skeptical at the moment.
November 20, 2010 @ 4:33 pm
Yeah, really hard to tell what to make of this at the moment. Like the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. The blurb makes it sound like Hank III has a lot to do with this, but then will there be anything new about Sr. or Jr.? It is a long way away from being released, so I’m sure will learn more over time. As we get closer to the release date, I’ll try to get an advanced copy and maybe interview the author and such.
November 21, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
But I realy like the cover.
November 21, 2010 @ 6:27 pm
It reminds me of an old Hatch Show Print from down on lower Broadway.
November 20, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
This sounds awesome! I just started reading Colin Escott’s biography of Sr., so this could be a great follow-up. Just in time for the holidays as well!
November 20, 2010 @ 4:48 pm
Woops, guess I missed the part about it not coming out until May. Just in time for summer!
November 21, 2010 @ 9:22 am
Colin Escotts book is amazing
November 21, 2010 @ 7:40 pm
Yes it is. Has alot of great photos too.
November 20, 2010 @ 6:58 pm
Should be a good read!
November 20, 2010 @ 9:09 pm
November 21, 2010 @ 8:31 am
You bet, sounds great! I know you’ll keep us in the loop. I’am real tempted to pre-order but I think I’ll wait for some more info. tHANKS!!!
November 21, 2010 @ 9:21 am
Sounds Great just Hope it’s as good as it sounds
November 21, 2010 @ 5:21 pm
Looking forward to the release of the book. Sounds like it is more inspired by Hank 3 than Sr and Jr. Read a lot of Hank Sr. books, definatly nice to see one recognizing all 3 men.
November 21, 2010 @ 6:28 pm
Good to hear from you Selma, it’s been a while.
I had the same thought. As much as I’m looking forward to the III content, I hope the Sr. and Jr. stuff isn’t just an afterthought.
November 22, 2010 @ 12:02 am
ditto…! ! ! As an avid follower of HANK 3, I just hope it goes further into The 3rd Generation as well as more NEW insght into The First! … some folks climb the mountain…some folks . . . just fall off.
November 22, 2010 @ 4:56 am
And some folks are . . . LIving Proof.
November 25, 2010 @ 12:28 am
I’ve read Jr’s Living Proof.. this looks like it might be interesting, and a good gift for my dad. I’m not very familiar with Hank 3 though.