Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2002 Hank Williams Jr. made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in more than 20 years?

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It’s true! He joined Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart to pay tribute to the late Waylon Jennings for more than an hour at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Check out the video.

Here are 5 things you might not have known about Hank Williams Jr.

  • He was born on May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • He was just 3 years old when his father died.
  • He started performing his father, Hank Sr.'s songs on stage at age 8.
  • He was severely injured in a mountain-climbing accident in Montana in 1975, and it took two years and nine major surgeries to reconstruct his face. The accident resulted in his new trademark look, which included a full beard, cowboy hat and dark glasses.
  • He has been married 3 times and has 4 children.