Country Pop Bites: Hank Williams Jr. – November 13
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1975 Hank Williams Jr. had four hours of plastic and oral surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital?
It’s true! It was to repair damages from a 500-foot fall in an August mountain accident.
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Hank Jr.
- Hank Williams Jr. was born Randall Hank Williams on May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
- He was just 3-years-old when his father died.
- He made his stage debut at the age of 8 and his first appearance at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry at the age of 11. At the age of 15, Williams had his first top five hit on the country charts with a cover of his father's song "Long Gone Lonesome Blues."
- During a particular low time in his life, William attempted suicide in 1974. He managed to turn his life around and worked on creating his own musical identity that combined country with Southern rock and blues. The resulting sound debuted in the 1975 album Hank Williams Jr. and Friends.
- He has been married 3 times and has 5 children.