Hank Jr., Paisley duet on new song
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
– Hank Williams, Jr. and Brad Paisley performed their duet I'm Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams
on tonight's CMT Awards, a song featured on Williams' new album, "Old School, New Rules" out July 10.
"Tonight was a special night. Having Brad perform with me and especially on my new album is something special," Williams said. "It's a good 'ole honky-tonk song that Brad-cephus and Bocephus had a lot of fun playing tonight."
"I count as one of my greatest blessings in this career being able to get to know Hank," Paisley said. "When I heard the song, I said, 'This is perfect'. It's such a great tribute to his dad. The idea that two of us from this generation are getting together to forget a woman with the music of his father is too much fun. It's a highlight for me."
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