If you think Hank Williams Jr. was hanging it up, you thought wrong.
Earlier this year, the country music legend announced he’d be hitting the road again for his Live In Concert Tour.
He’s also been dealing with the tragic loss of his wife Mary Jane, who passed away after complications with a medical procedure last month.
However, they say that music can ease the soul, and Hank Jr. keeps pushing forward, as he released another single for his upcoming blues album, Rich White Honky Tonk Blues, titled “Georgia Women.”
Originally recorded by the blues legend R.L. Burnside in 1997, the music video was filmed at Nashville’s Springwater Supper Club and Lounge, AKA the oldest running bar in the entire state of Tennessee.
The man is a bluesman at heart, as he admitted that his roots all started with a blues background:
“The blues is where it all comes from. It’s the start of everything musical in my family; everything starts with Tee-Tot and flows from there.
I’ve always flirted with this stripped back blues, all the way back to the ‘80s. But I finally made an album that’s just that, and I like it.”
Needless to say, the blues comes to the 72-year-old naturally, and he proves that with the new single.
Produced by Dan Auerbach, Hank Williams Jr.’s upcoming blues record, Rich White Honky Blues is set for release on June 17th.