Happy Birthday, Hank Williams


Hank Williams Sr. would have turned 86 today. Here are a few of the artists carrying his legacy forward. Call it ‘Songs of Hank Sung By Guys Who Sound Like Hank.’ I also threw in a couple bonus videos that don’t quite fit the main theme, so skip to the end if you just want to see Alan Jackson and lederhosen.

I’ve posted this one before, but it’s good enough to post again: Chuck Mead doing “Lost Highway.”

Hank III’s cover of “I Could Never Be Ashamed of You,” as heard on the second disc of Straight to Hell.

James Hand reaches for some high notes on “Honky Tonk Blues.”

Joey Allcorn does an appropriately rocking cover of “Move It On Over.”

Wayne Hancock dishes up some downright infectious “Jambalaya.”

Alan Jackson duets with a lederhosen-clad accordion player on “Jambalaya” for German TV!

Hank Jr. calls 4-year-old Hunter Hayes onstage to do his version of “Jambalaya.”

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