Hank Williams Jr. might’ve been the coolest man to ever be a part of country music. The hat, the sunglasses, sitting on a porch in the woods talking about guns and the great outdoors… it’s the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Majestic, really.
Call it family tradition, but in this interview from 1992 filmed at his cabin in Kentucky Lake, he details how his love for the outdoors was passed down from his great grandfather, grandfather, and father who were all avid outdoorsmen.
And while plenty of people hunt, Hank Jr. has become pretty partial to antique guns:
“We shoot a lot of antique, obsolete old guns and it’s a challenge to take those old guns and make them do remarkable things at a very long range.
Our forefathers could hit the mark they were aiming at… and I really lost most of my interest in any type of modern guns.”
Because of course he did. You don’t get to be one of the most iconic outlaws in the history of country music by doing things the same way everyone else does them.
Bocephus seems to have taken inspiration from a few other American icons as well, noting that he admired “the old black powder, Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone” and the way those pioneers hunted back then.