Tuesday, January 26, 2016

HANK WILLIAMS JR. HISTORY WITH #2 BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUM

HANK WILLIAMS JR.'S IT'S ABOUT TIME CHARTS HIGHEST STUDIO DEBUT IN CAREER HISTORY WITH #2 BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUM

IT'S ABOUT TIME Lands in Top 10 on Billboard 200 with No. 8 Album in the Country
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 25, 2016) – Hank Williams Jr.’s Nash Icon Records album It’s About Time, available here, achieved the highest studio album peak position of his career with a No. 2 album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and broke the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200, landing at No. 8.

Hank Jr. and his new tourmate Chris Stapleton, who have the No. 2 and No.1 Billboard Top Country Albums, respectively, will co-headline an eight-date tour of amphitheaters across the American south and midwest.

The success of It’s About Time surpasses Hank Jr.’s 2012 release of Old School, New Rules, which, at the time, was his highest debut, charting at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 12 on Billboard’s Top 200.

“I really have some of the best, most loyal fans out there. I’m thankful they went out and spent their hard-earned money,” Hank Jr. said. “We’ve got a whole slate of dates coming up and I can’t wait to rock with them!”

Hank Jr. just wrapped up appearances on “Audience All Access” on AT&T's Audience Network, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” CBS This Morning, "RFD Rural Evening News" and an inspiring performance with Whoopi Goldberg on “The View.”

The country icon will continue promotional efforts for his 37th album with an exclusive acoustic performance on SiriusXM’s Prime Country, which will include new It’s About Time tracks along with Bocephus and Hank Williams classics.

HANK WILLIAMS JR. ON SIRIUSXM:
Prime Country, SiriusXM 58 @SXMPrimeCountry
Jan. 27 9 pm ET
Jan. 29 11 am ET
Jan. 30 12 am ET and 4 pm ET
Jan. 31 12pm ET and 11 pm ET

IT’S ABOUT TIME TRACK LISTING:
1. “Are You Ready for the Country” featuring Eric Church (Neil Young)
2. “Club U.S.A.” (Tony Stampley, Bonnie Swayze)
3. “God Fearin’ Man” (Chris Janson, Brandon Kinney, Kendell Marvell)
4. “Those Days Are Gone” (Chris Janson, Brice Long, Terry McBride)
5. “Dress Like An Icon” (Hank Williams Jr.)
6. “God and Guns” (Mark Stephen Jones, Travis Meadows, Bud Tower)
7. “Just Call Me Hank” (Hank Williams Jr.)
8. “Mental Revenge” (Mel Tillis)
9. “It’s About Time” (Hank Williams Jr.)
10. “The Party’s On” (Hank Williams Jr., Joe Kent, Tony Stampley)
11. “Wrapped Up, Tangled Up in Jesus (God’s Got It)” (Reverend Charlie Jackson)
12. “Born to Boogie” featuring Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley (Hank Williams Jr.)

HANK WILLIAMS JR. ON TOUR:
*denotes stops with Chris Stapleton

Feb 25 – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Tulsa, OK)
Feb 26 – Choctaw Grand Theater (Durant, OK)
June 24 – Big Barrel Country Music Festival (Dover, DE)
July 02 – Talladega Superspeedway (Lincoln, NE)
July 15 – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino (Council Bluffs, IA)
July 16 – Madison Co. Fairgrounds (Madison, NE)
Aug 05 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa, FL)*
Aug 06 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)*
Aug 12 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Houston, TX)*
Aug 13 – Austin360 Amphitheater (Austin, TX)*
Aug 16 – Rockingham Co. Fair (Harrisonburg, VA)
Aug 19 – Blossom Music Center (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)*
Aug 20 – DTE Energy Music Theatre (Clarkston, MI)*
Aug 26 – Klipsch Music Center (Noblesville, IN)*
Aug 27 – Riverbend Music Center (Cincinnati, OH)*
Sep 03 – Legend Valley (Thornville, OH)
Sep 24 – Laughlin Events Center (Laughlin, NV)
Sep 25 – Ava Amphitheater (Tucson, AZ)

Fans can keep up with Hank Jr. by visiting hankjr.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT HANK WILLIAMS JR.:
Hank Williams Jr.'s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Jr. released IT’S ABOUT TIME (Nash Icon Records) on January 15. In addition to the history-making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project includes new tunes such as “Dress Like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,” “It’s About Time,” and “The Party’s On” as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Mental Revenge” and “Born to Boogie” with Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley on guitar. IT’S ABOUT TIME is Hank Jr.'s 37th album in his five-decade career. He continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which includes ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. As a touring artist, Hank Jr. was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.
 Photo Credit: Nash Icon Records
Photo by: David McClister

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