Was Hank Williams Jr. destined to become a country star like his dad? From a young age, it sure seemed this was true. Some may even say he’s better than his famous father, Hank Williams. Today, we’re bringing you the King of Country Music’s son and his rise to stardom. Let’s go!
Hank Williams Jr. debuted on The Grand Ole Opry stage at age 11. Four years later, he recorded his first Top 5 single, Long Gone Lonesome Blues, a song made famous by his dad. Around this same time, he appeared on the musical variety shows Shindig! and The Jimmy Dean Show.