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Hank Williams Net Worth: How Much Has The Country Singer Earned?

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What is the net worth of Hank Williams? Do you remember the country legend Hank Williams? The singer of the famous song, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” was born on 17th September 1923 and died just at the age of 29, in 1953. He had but one son, also named Hank, who would go ahead and become a bigger musician than his father. Randall Hank Williams, better known as Bocephus or Hank Williams Junior, is a singer, songwriter, and musician. Hank Williams’s career began when he covered his father’s songs in his father’s style. The Jimmy Dean Show was the first show in which he appeared. He was only 14 at the time, and he was a hit for singing his father’s songs. His style broke through gradually. He mixed country with rock and blues. Hank could play the banjo, saxophone, harmonica, guitar, dobro, drums, fiddle, and piano, etc.

Hank William’s song, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” was used as the opening theme song for “Monday Night Football.” This was done over a period of 22 years from 1989 till 2011, but the song was edited as “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night.” But when Hank made several controversial statements that put him in a pretty bad light, the opening song was scrapped. It was once again used in 2017. Hank was admitted into the Country Music hall of fame last year, in August. In this article, Otakukart is bringing to you the current net worth of legendary country musician Hank Williams (junior).

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Hank (infant) with his Father, Hank Senior (Source: Getty Images)

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Hank Williams: Early Life and Career

Randall Hank Williams was born on 26th May 1949 in Louisiana. He was nicknamed Bocephus after the ventriloquist dummy by his own father. His mother was Audrey Williams, who was the ex-wife and assistant to Hank Williams Sr. As a child, he was open to many influences from other singers and musicians such as Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, and Jerry Lee Lewis, to name a few. At the very tender age of 8 only, he sang his father’s songs onstage for the very first time. Even during his High School years, he would be the musician during pep rallies and choir performances.

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Hank Williams Jr preparing to go on stage in 1974 at the old Texas Rangers Stadium (Source: R/Country on Reddit)

In 1964, at the age of 17, he debuted with his father’s song, “Long Gone Lonesome Blues.” His father’s voice was akin to his own, and he recorded his songs for the movie “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and for an album as well. Although this garnered him the attention of fans, he was not happy with his role as the impersonator of his own father. It was in the middle of the 1970s that Hank had his “Eureka” moment. He understood which musical genre(s) would suit him best, and he started pursuing those. Although his first few songs were a moderate success, his collaborations with Southern Rock singers like Toy Caldwell, Charlie Daniels, and Waylon Jennings and the album, which was the product thereof, brought him back into the limelight.

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Mountaineering Accident and Soaring Popularity:

His musical career was put on hold for two years as he recovered after a mountain-climbing accident that almost got him killed. In 1977 came his albums One Night Stands and The New South. When Rolling Stone accepted Hank, his popularity soared. He was extremely well-known during the 1980s and even released two albums a year at times. He released 21 albums between 1979 and 1992. All of them were gold-certified at the very least. Hank had 9 of his albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts in the year 1982. He won Entertainer of the Year from the Academy of Country Music three times between 1987-89.

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Hank Williams Call Me Live Performance from March 21, 1977 (Source: YouTube)

In 1989, he released “There’s a Tear in My Beer,” which was made using “electronic merging technology” and had his father’s voice. Essentially, it was a father-son duet made possible by science. The song was actually written by his father, and the music video was also edited to show as though the father and son were performing together. He won a Grammy in 1990 for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.

After the 9/11 attack, he released the song, America Can Survive. In 2009, he released “Red White and Pink-Slip Blues,” which peaked at 43 on country charts. The accompanying album, “127 Rose Avenue,” debuted at 7th place on Billboard Top Country. Hank Williams still goes on tours, and his last tour happened in 2017. These constantly add to Hank Williams’ already enormous net worth.

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Hank Williams Jr. in his 2016 headlining tour with Chris Stapleton (Source: Getty Images)

Hank Williams Jr.: What is His Net Worth?

As of 2021, Hank Williams has a net worth of 45 million US Dollars. Regardless of everything, he has lived a very long time as a musician. His songs were very famous back in the day. It will be no surprise if Hank Williams has a very sizeable net worth. Hank Williams opened for the Super Bowl XL back in 2006. He was honored with a BMI Icon in 2008. In fact, in 2011, Hank Williams got the title of being one of the “7 Living Legends” of his hometown, Shreveport, in Louisiana. Other people who were on the list were James Burton, Frank Page, etc. Hank is also known to be active in politics. In fact, in 2011, he got himself into a controversy by calling Barack Obama a “Muslim” president who hates farming, hates the military, and we hate him.

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Ananya Annapurna on this side of the screen!! I am 19, and from India's Best Kept Secret, the State of Odisha. I proudly identify as a bookworm, a K-pop fanatic, a kdrama enthusiast, and a law student. You can get in touch with her on Ananya@otakukart.com

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