Hank williams jr. - this ain't dallas

In the fall of 1934 the Williams family moved to Greenville, Alabama , where Lillie opened a boarding house next to the Butler County courthouse. [15] In 1935 the Williams family settled in Garland, Alabama, where Lillie Williams opened a new boarding house . After a while they moved with his cousin Opal McNeil to Georgiana, Alabama [16] where Lillie managed to find several side jobs to support her children, despite the bleak economic climate of the Great Depression . She worked in a cannery and served as a night-shift nurse in the local hospital. [17]

Born Randall Hank Williams in Shreveport, Louisiana, and known by the nickname Bocephus (a name given to him by his father because he thought his son as a baby resembled a TV ventriloquist dummy named Bocephus), he was raised by his mother Audrey after his father's death in 1953. He began performing when eight years old, and in 1963 made his recording debut with "Lone Gone Lonesome Blues", a staple of his father's career.

But Williams Jr. is not alone in the entertainment world. Musician Ted Nugent has made a cottage industry out of criticizing Obama, most recently claiming that the president "represents everything bad about humanity." Nugent was investigated by the Secret Service after he made the bizarre claim that a second Obama victory would result in the singer either being "dead or in jail."

"I hope there will be some happy people on Monday night again," Williams told USA Today. "It feels natural, fulfilling and satisfying at this point when you've kind of done it all."

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It is clear from the very moment that Hank steps out and greets both his accompanying musicians and the waiting crowds that performing is very much keeping him young at heart. He looks so comfortable onstage and clearly still enjoys playing classic songs including 'Country State of Mind' and 'Keep The Change' which sound as fresh as ever partly thanks to his solid instrumental abilities. There is not one moment that Williams looks as though he is struggling with notes or his own guitar, yet if he had the slick backing band gathered would have covered him with ease. By the final country tones of 'Family Tradition' both audience and performer have had one hell of a great evening.

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