Alan Jackson, Shooter Jennings honor Hank Jr.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
– Alan Jackson and a special performance by Shooter Jennings and Holly Williams were added to the line-up for "CMT Giants: Hank Williams, Jr.," honoring the life and music of Hank Jr.
The two-hour special will be taped before a live audience on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. The previously announced line-up includes performances by superstars Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Buddy Guy. Jimmy Kimmel and Terry Bradshaw are slated to present. The show will premiere on CMT on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m., Eastern/Pacific.
"CMT Giants" started last year when Reba McEntire was honored for her career by Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Wynonna and Dolly Parton
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After 70 million records and 100 charting singles, does Hank Jr. have anything left to prove? Nope, but it is after all, a family tradition - so here he is, at age 66, with his first release on a new label exclusive to Hall of Famer types (Reba, Martina McBride), looking to strike gold one more time. The Bocephus blueprint hasn't changed much since the late '80s. We've come to expect guest stars, loads of songwriters and a dip into the great American music catalog. ...
Hank Williams Jr. is one of those people who are as famous for their personality as their music. He has never been shy about expressing his particular opinion about anything. Bocephus never lets a chance to flaunt his political ideals pass, and his latest album is his most passionately right wing to date.
The irony of the political focus is that Bocephus uses the image of the "working man" to serve as the choir for his sermon, much like Bruce Springsteen's magnificent ...
Conjuring his trademark Southern rock and country blues sound, Hank Williams Jr. mines areas familiar to longtime fans. In the process, he delivers an album that boasts characteristic poignancy and drive, but occasionally falls flat. The most disappointing moments occur when the 60-year-old Williams proves too winded to convincingly chant the rapid-fire lyrics of Farm Song. The vigilantism implied in Sounds Like Justice plays out distastefully and his southern rocker about a sexy gold-digger, High ...