Chanteur Country US né Shelton Hank Williams III, le 12 Décembre 1972 à Nashville Tennessee. Il est le petit fils de Hank Williams et le fils de Hank Williams Jr.
Williams III was born December 12, 1972, in Nashville, TN. As the grandson of
Hank Williams and the son of
HankWilliams Jr., he was country
music royalty before he ever sang a note. But he didn't immediately follow his
forebears musically, choosing instead to bang around the Southeast, playing
drums in punk and hardcore combos and smoking prodigious amounts of weed. It was
the outlaw spirit of his lineage, alive and unwell and floating in the bong
water. By 1996, steep child support payments and his thirst for Mother Nature
had forced Hank III onto to the straight and narrow, and he signed a contract
with Music City giant Curb. The label issued Three Hanks: Men with Broken
Hearts, which brought the voices of all three generations of Williams men
together via the ghastly miracles of modern technology. It was about as far from
what Hank III wanted as he could get and signaled the beginning of his stormy
relationship with Curb.
Williams was in a tight spot. While his name, face, and uncanny Vocals resemblance to his grandfather almost guaranteed him a thriving country audience, he had no patience for Nashville's squareness and rigid control. He and his Damn Band could wow a crowd with a spot-on set of gorgeous country balladry and spirited honky tonk. But III could just as easily shift gears into screeching, Black Flag-style punk rock with his hard-rocking combo Assjack. He was the kind of anomaly enormous record companies couldn't stand — eminently marketable, yet defiantly unpredictable.
Curb issued Hank III's proper debut in September 1999. Entitled Risin' Outlaw, it presented 13 rough-hewn country numbers colored by Hank's honky tonking Vocalss. And while he played his share of "country" gigs to support it, Williams also appeared at the 2001 Vans Warped Tour alongside punks like Rancid. The irascible III also dismissed Outlaw as a label-controlled fiasco almost immediately after its release. After a few years of touring and trying like mad to be released from his Curb contract, III returned to wax in early 2002 with Lovesick, Broke & Driftin'. While Outlaw had featured material from outside writers, the new LP was all Hank III but for a previously released cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City." He also produced, recorded, and mixed it by his lonesome in just two weeks.
At this point Hank's relationship with Curb became even more strained. The label refused to release his appropriately named This Ain't Country LP, which featured songs like "Life of Sin" and "Hellbilly." At the same time, it refused to grant Hank III the rights to issue it on his own. He and the record company reached an impasse, which III only exacerbated with the "F*** Curb" T-shirts he sold through his thriving website. Thrown Out of the Bar, his third honky tonk album, was scheduled for release in 2003, as was the long-awaited This Ain't Country. Additionally, III issued extremely limited-edition releases through his website (often in quantities of 100 or less) and continued to play bass in Superjoint Ritual, the brutal side project of Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo. The double-disc Straight to Hell was released March 2006 on Bruc Records (the fledgling rock division of Curb). The first CD contained songs with elements of traditional country warped to fit Hank III's rebel attitude, while the second disc boasted only one song that featured just Williams, his guitar, ambient noises, and a slight story that those coming down from drugs might enjoy. Ever in the outlaw mode, Williams released Damn Right, Rebel Proud in 2008. His fourth and supposedly final album for Curb, The Rebel Within, followed in the spring of 2010. And in a move that hardly pleased Hank III, Curb next repackaged This Ain't Country, the oft-bootlegged project that started the acrimony between III and the label in the first place, with additional unreleased material thrown in, as Hillbilly Joker in 2011. Curb managed to get an eighth album out of a lapsed six-album contract by releasing another set of previously unreleased material, Long Gone Daddy (mostly outtakes from 1999's Risin' Outlaw and 2002's Lovesick, Broke & Driftin') in 2012. In October 2013, Hank III released the two-disc country album Brothers of the 4x4, alongside the hardcore cowpunk release A Fiendish Threat.Curb Records, meanwhile, continued to keep ill will flowing between themselves and their former artist; Ramblin' Man, a 27-minute album of country-oriented tracks Hank III primarily recorded for various tribute albums, was released in the spring of 2014, and a year later Curb (using the Bruc alias) dropped a punk and metal-leaning set, Take as Needed for Pain, which was similarly pieced together from tribute albums and studio outtakes. As he had done with Curb's previous post-contract albums, Hank III encouraged his fans not to buy the albums in messages on his website and social media accounts, suggesting they burn copies borrowed from friends instead. Continuing to mine Williams' back catalog, Curb issued a Hank III Greatest Hits collection in September 2017.
Talents : Singer, Guitar
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country, Americana, Honky Tonk
Years in activity :
|1996||CD CURB 77868 (US)||THREE HANKS - (Hank WILLIAMS III, Hank WILLIAMS JR. & Hank WILLIAMS SR.) - I'll Never Get Out Of This World (avec Hank WILLIAMS & Hank WILLIAMS III) / Move It On Over (avec Hank WILLIAMS & Hank WILLIAMS III) / Never Again / I'm A Long Gone Daddy (avec Hank WILLIAMS & Hank WILLIAMS III) / Honky Tonk Blues (avec Hank WILLIAMS & Hank WILLIAMS III) / I Won't Be Home No More (avec Hank WILLIAMS & Hank WILLIAMS III) / Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies (avec Hank WILLIAMS & Hank WILLIAMS III) / Hand Me Down / Men With Broken Heart (avec Hank WILLIAMS & Hank WILLIAMS III).|
|09/1999||CD CURB 77949 (US)||RISIN' OUTLAW - I Don't Know / You're The Reason / If The Shoe Fits / 87 Southbound / Lonesome For You / What Did Love Ever Do To You / On My Own / Honky Tonk Girls / Devil's Daughter / Cocaine Blues / Thunderstorms And Neon Signs / Why Don't You Leave Me Alone? [live] / Blue Devil|
|01/2002||CD CURB 78728 (US)||LOVESICK, BROKE & DRIFTIN' - 7 Months, 39 Days / Broke, Lovesick & Driftin' / Cecil Brown / Lovin' & Huggin' / One Horse Town / Mississippi Mud / Whiskey, Weed, & Women / Trashville / Walkin' With Sorrow / 5 Shots Of Whiskey / Nighttime Ramblin' Man / Callin' Your Name / Atlantic City|
|03/2006||CD BRUC 78869 (US)||STRAIGHT TO HELL - Satan Is Real - Straight To Hell / Thrown Out Of The Bar / Things You Do To Me / Country Heroes / D. Ray White / Low Down / Pills I Took / Smoke & Wine / My Drinkin Problem / Crazed Country Rebel / Dick In Dixie / Not Everybody Likes Us / Angel Of Sin / Louisiana Stripes|
|08/2008||4 CD CURB 79050 (US)||HANK III - COLLECTOR'S EDITION :
|10/2008||CD SIDEWALK 79027 (US)||DAMN RIGHT, REBEL PROUD - The Grand Ole Opry / Wild & Free / Me & My Friends / Six Pack Of Beer / I Wish I Knew / If You Can't Help Your Own / Candidate For Suicide / H8 Line / Long Hauls And Close Calls / Stoned & Alone / P.F.F. / 3 Shades Of Black / Workin' Man|
|05/2010||CD SIDEWALK 79179 (US)||REBEL WITHIN - Getting' Drunk And Fallin' Down / Rebel Within / Lookin' For A Mountain / Gone But Not Forgotten / Drinkin' Ain't Hard To Do / Moonshiner's Life / #5 / Karmageddon / Lost In Oklahoma / Tore Up And Loud / Drinkin' Over Mama|
|05/2011||CD CURB 79233 (US)||HILLBILLY JOKER - Hillbilly Joker / I'm Drunk Again / Life Of Sin / 10 Feet Down / Pistol Packin' / Tennessee Driver / M.F.J. / Now He's Dead / Drink It, Drug It / Hellbilly|
|09/2011||2 CD HANK3 020286156932 (US)||GHOST TO A GHOST / GUTTERTOWN :
|09/2011||CD HANK3 H 303 (US)||Attention Deficit Domination - In The Camouflage / I Feel Sacrificed / Bend / Make A Fall / Livin Beyond Doom / Demon's Mark / Aman / Get Str8 / Goats "n" Heathans|
|04/2008||CD CURB 79299 (US)||LONG GONE DADDY - I'm A Long Gone Daddy / Sun Comes Up / The Bottle Let Me Down / Wreck Of The Old '97 / 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone / The Wind Blew Cold / Good Hearted Woman / This Ain't Montgomery / What They Want Me To Be / If The Shoe Fits [shuffle mix]|
|10/2013||2 CD Hank3 3004 (US)||
Brothers of the
|10/2013||CD Hank3 305 (US)||A Fiendish Threat - Can I Rip U / Different From The Rest / There's Another Road / Broke Jaw / Watchin U Suffer / Breakin Free / Facedown / New Identity / Feel The Sting / Fight My Way / Full On / Your Floor / A Fiendish Threat|
|04/2014||CD CURB D2-79382 (US)||Ramblin' Man - Ramblin' Man (Hank Williams III feat: Melvins) / Fearless Boogie (Hank Williams III feat: Melvins) / Okie From Muskogee (Hank Williams III feat: Melvins) / I'm The Only Hell (My Mamma Ever Raised) / On My Own [full length version] / Marijuana Blues / Hang On / Runnin' And Gunnin'|
|04/2015||CD Bruc / CURB 79404 (US)||
Take as Needed for Pain - Get Outta My Life / Ruby, Get Back To The Hills / Torn Between Suicide & Breakfast / No Values / Gotta Buy Paw A Truck / Take As Needed For Pain / White Trash / King Cartel
|09/2017||CD CURB 79466 (US)||Greatest Hits - Straight to Hell - Satan Is Real / Country Heroes / Crazed Country Rebel / Mississippi Mud / Pills I Took / Cocaine Blues / 3 Shades Of Black / Low Down / D Ray White / My Drinkin' Problem / Six Pack Of Beer / Thrown Out Of The Bar / I Don't Know / Cecil Brown / Smoke & Wine|
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