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|Released||September 7, 1999|
|Hank Williams III chronology|
|Christgau's Consumer Guide||B+|
Risin' Outlaw is the debut solo album by Hank Williams III, released on September 7, 1999. The album showcases a neotraditional country sound.
Shelton Hank Williams, known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3, is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his dark style of country music. However, his musical style alternates between country, punk rock and metal. He is the principal member of the punk metal band Assjack, the drummer for the Southern hardcore punk band Arson Anthem, and was the bassist for Pantera singer Phil Anselmo's band Superjoint Ritual. He has released eleven studio albums, including five for Curb Records. Williams is the grandson of Hank Williams, the son of Hank Williams Jr., the nephew of Jett Williams, and the half-brother of Holly Williams.
Neotraditional country, also known as new traditional country, is a country music style that emphasizes the instrumental background and a "traditional" country vocal style. Neotraditional country artists often dress in the fashions of the country music scene of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. Some neotraditional artists are sometimes associated with the alternative country movement.
Williams has stated that that he despises this album in particular and considers his next album Lovesick, Broke and Driftin' as his real debut. In an interview Williams gave with Rockabilly.net, he said, "I'm not happy with it. I hate it; can't even listen to but maybe two songs on it. I said (to the label) that every damn interview that I do I ain't gonna talk good about it. Curb thinks this album is so different and so alternative. It's a headache."
Lovesick, Broke and Driftin' is the second studio album by American country music artist Hank Williams III, released on January 29, 2002. The album showcases an outlaw country sound.
|1.||"I Don't Know"||Randy Howard||3:23|
|2.||"You're the Reason"||Bobby Edwards, Terry Fell, James F. Hanley, Mildred Imes||2:49|
|3.||"If the Shoe Fits"||Warren Denny, Hank Williams III||2:54|
|4.||"87 Southbound"||Wayne Hancock||2:52|
|5.||"Lonesome for You"||Buddy Miller, Julie Miller||3:17|
|6.||"What Did Love Ever Do to You"||Kostas, Dean Miller||3:01|
|7.||"On My Own"||Williams||2:55|
|8.||"Honky Tonk Girls"||Kostas||2:42|
|9.||"Devil's Daughter"||Eddie Pleasant, Kostas, Williams||3:17|
|10.||"Cocaine Blues"||T.J. Arnall||3:53|
|11.||"Thunderstorms and Neon Signs"||Wayne Hancock||4:21|
|12.||"Why Don't You Leave Me Alone"||Hancock||5:03|
Greg Morrow is an American drummer, percussionist, session musician, mixing engineer, and vocalist.
Dale Crover is an American rock musician. Crover is best known as the drummer for the Melvins. He's also been the drummer for Men of Porn, Shrinebuilder, Crystal Fairy, and, for a brief time, Nirvana. He is also guitarist and vocalist for Altamont. He has also toured with Fantômas, Off!, and Redd Kross.
Brent Rowan is an American session musician and record producer who works primarily in country music. Active since the 1970s, Rowan began working with John Conlee through the recommendation of record producer Bud Logan. Rowan first played on Conlee's "Friday Night Blues", and later became the only guitarist for Conlee's recordings.
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||52|
Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts is a collaborative studio album by Hank Williams, Hank Williams, Jr., and Hank Williams III, released by Curb Records in 1996. It combines Hank Williams' songs with accompanying vocals from his son and grandson. It also marks Hank Williams III’s recording debut.
Thomas Wayne Hancock III better known as Wayne "The Train" Hancock, is an American singer-songwriter. Hancock is known as "The King of Juke Joint Swing," because his sound is unique, as he incorporates jazz, big band, western swing, country and rockabilly, styles of music that he began listening to as a kid. His influences include Jimmie Rodgers, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Hank Thompson, and Hank Snow because they were all in his parents' record collection.
Cimarron is a 1981 Emmylou Harris album that, like its predecessor, Evangeline, was composed mostly of outtakes from other recording sessions that had not fit into any of Harris' other albums. As a result, critics at the time complained that the album was "choppy" and lacked a unifying sound. Nonetheless, the album did well on the U.S. country charts, and featured three top-ten country singles: "Born to Run", "If I Needed You", and "Tennessee Rose." It was nominated for a Grammy in 1982 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. In 2000, Eminent Records issued Cimarron for the first time on CD, with new liner notes and a bonus track, "Colors of Your Heart."
Straight to Hell is the third studio album by American country music/punk artist Hank Williams III. It was Williams' first release since settling a contract dispute with Curb Records and was one of the first releases on Curb's Bruc Records imprint. It is also the first ever country music release to merit both a parental advisory sticker on the package and a clean version of the album for more conservative retail outlets like Wal-Mart, due to language more suited to Williams' punk rock side and some repeated drug and alcohol references. It also marked Williams’ first release with explicit lyrics. On his website, Williams encourages fans to support independent record outlets that are more willing to stock the uncensored version of the album.
The Almeria Club Recordings is the forty-ninth studio album by American country music singer and songwriter Hank Williams, Jr. This album was released on January 8, 2002 on the Curb Records label. He recorded most of the songs at "The Almeria Club", a club that his father, Hank Williams, recorded several songs himself. Kid Rock as well as Uncle Kracker appear on the song "The 'F' Word" giving background vocals.
Stormy is the forty-eighth studio album by American country music singer and songwriter Hank Williams, Jr. It was released on August 31, 1999 on the Curb Records label.
In Pieces is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on August 31, 1993. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. It was also a huge hit outside the United States. In the United Kingdom it was Brooks' highest placed album on the charts. It reached the top ten of the country album charts before it was issued officially. Critics felt that this would ruin the album's sales once it was issued. However, when it was eventually issued in Britain in early 1994 it went to #1 on the country charts and reached #2 in the pop charts and also produced two top 40 hit singles on the British pop charts.
Who I Am is the fifth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. The album was released on June 28, 1994 via Arista Records. It features the Number One singles "Summertime Blues", "Gone Country", "Livin' on Love", and "I Don't Even Know Your Name", and the #6-peaking "Song for the Life".
Hank Live is a live album by American country music artist Hank Williams, Jr. It was released by Warner Bros. Records in January 1987. The album reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
127 Rose Avenue is the fifty-first studio album from country music singer Hank Williams, Jr. This album was released June 16, 2009 on Curb Records, his last for the label. It includes the single "Red, White & Pink Slip Blues", which peaked at #43 on the U.S. country singles charts shortly before the album's release. The album title "127 Rose Avenue" is a reference to the boyhood home of Hank Williams Sr in Georgiana, AL. One of the co-writers Bud McGuire was inspired after a visit to the home, whose actual address is 127 Rose Street. The album debuted at #7 on the Billboard country chart.
Thunderstorms & Neon Signs is the debut album by American country musician Wayne Hancock, released in 1995 on Dejadisc. It was reissued by Ark21 in 1998. The album’s title track was covered by Hank Williams III on his debut album Risin' Outlaw.
High Notes is the thirty-fourth studio album by American country music artist Hank Williams, Jr. It was released by Elektra/Curb Records in April 1982, making it Williams' eighth studio album for Elektra/Curb and his ninth overall for the label. While not as successful or acclaimed as some of Williams' more recent recordings, High Notes was still a commercial success. It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA, becoming Williams' seventh album to do so. The album also generated two hit singles, "If Heaven Ain't a Lot Like Dixie" and "Honky Tonkin'". "If Heaven Ain't a Lot Like Dixie" peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart while "Honky Tonkin'", a song that was originally a number 14 hit written and performed by his father, Hank, Sr., became Hank, Jr.'s sixth Number One hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town is the seventh solo album by country artist Hank Williams III. The double album was released on September 6, 2011. All songs were recorded in Hank III’s home studio The Haunted Ranch. The album features guest appearances by Tom Waits, Ray Lawrence Jr., Eddie Pleasant, Alan King (Hellstomper), Les Claypool (Primus), Dave Sherman, Troy Medlin (Sourvein), and Williams' dog Trooper. Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town consisted of two of the four albums Hank Williams III simultaneously released on September 6, 2011 on Hank 3 Records (www.hank3.com), with distribution through Megaforce Records. It is also Hank III’s first album to be released by Megaforce, after leaving Curb Records in 2010.
Hangin' Up My Heart is the 1983 debut album of actress Sissy Spacek. The album produced three singles: "Lonely but Only for You", which reached number 15 on Hot Country Songs, along with "If I Can Just Get Through the Night" and "If You Could Only See Me Now".
Long Gone Daddy is a compilation album by Hank Williams III, released on April 17, 2012, through Williams' former record label Curb Records. The album is a collection of six cover songs as well as outtakes from his first two solo albums, Risin' Outlaw and Lovesick, Broke and Driftin'. It is Williams' second of five releases from the label since fulfilling his contract.
The Damn Band is the backing band of Hank Williams III. It was formed in 1995, and the band is on most of Hank III's country records. The band has had many changes in the line-ups. It consists of acoustic guitar, steel guitar, fiddle, bass, drums, electric guitar and banjo.
Moanin' the Blues is Hank Williams' second album released on MGM Records released in 1952.
Hank Wilson's Back Vol. I is an album by singer and songwriter Leon Russell singing as Hank Wilson. The album was recorded in 1973 at Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee. The album was mixed at Ardent Studios. The album has classic country and bluegrass tunes and was produced by J. J. Cale, Audie Ashworth, Leon Russell, and Denny Cordell.