MAY 26TH: ON THIS DAY

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May 26th: On This Day

On this day in 1949, Hank Williams Jr. is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hank Jr. started his career out at eight-years-old, singing his father’s songs, and did so for many years.  near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s

Hank decided he wanted to make his own music and legacy, determined to change his sound. After a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana in 1975, and after an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues.

Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, including taking Entertainer of the Year in 1987 from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, making his own mark on the industry.

Happy 68th birthday, Hank Jr.!

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