On Friday August 3rd, 2012, Hank Williams III played a benefit concert for Happy Tails Humane dubbed “One Big Wag” at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works. The event rose a whopping $18,000 for the middle Tennessee no-kill shelter, but the giving doesn’t stop there. Skeleton Crue had a complete film crew on site for the event, and now has put together a DVD of the complete concert that folks can purchase, with the proceeds going to Happy Tails.
“This has been I think our 4th show with them, and they’ve always stood up for me, accepting what I do in the country side and the rock side.” says Hank3. “I only work with a couple of charities for now, and Happy Tails is one of them. I really respect what they do, the effort they put into their jobs being a no kill animal shelter.”
Hank3 is known for going out of his way to help our furry friends, using his celebrity status to match strays to new owners through Facebook for example. He’s been known to pull over his tour bus if he sees a stray. “My dogs have been like family to me. My music and my dogs have always helped me through my darker hours,” Hank3 explained in an interview with SCM.
Skeleton Crue’s Complete DVD of the Happy Tales “One Big Wag” concert will be released later this month (check back for a link). In the meantime, you can watch the concert in full below. And please make sure to support Hank3, Happy Tails Humane, and Skeleton Crue for making this footage possible!
(12-23-12) – Skeleton Crue has finally made the Hank3 DVD available. It is FREE, but is ONLY available when you buy 3 Skeleton Crue T-Shirts for $39.99. Also the proceeds will NOT be going to Happy Tails Humane, but to another animal charity Humane Healings. “Kat Hitchcock, the woman responsible for the One Big Wag shows, is now with that company, so we feel that the proceeds should follow her,” says Skeleton Crue. “And 10% of all “III Pack” proceeds will be donated.”
MORE INFO ON THE HANK III – LIVE AT MARATHON MUSIC WORKS – or you can watch the complete concert below.
Thanks to Church of Hank for alerting us to this!