Risin' Outlaw

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Risin' Outlaw
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ReleasedSeptember 7, 1999
Genre Neotraditional country
Label Curb
  • Chuck Howard
  • Bob Campbell-Smith
Hank Williams III chronology
Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts
Risin' Outlaw
Live in Scotland
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Risin' Outlaw is the debut solo album by Hank Williams III, released on September 7, 1999. The album showcases a neotraditional country sound.

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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." [3]

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Track listing

1."I Don't Know"Randy Howard3:23
2."You're the Reason" Bobby Edwards, Terry Fell, James F. Hanley, Mildred Imes2:49
3."If the Shoe Fits"Warren Denny, Hank Williams III2:54
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"Williams2:55
8."Honky Tonk Girls"Kostas2:42
9."Devil's Daughter"Eddie Pleasant, Kostas, Williams3:17
10."Cocaine Blues"T.J. Arnall3:53
11."Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" Wayne Hancock 4:21
12."Why Don't You Leave Me Alone"Hancock5:03
13."Blue Devil"Williams3:19
Total length:43:54


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Chart performance

Chart (2000)Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums52

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