Hank Williams Jr. and Montgomery Gentry at The Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s on Saturday, July 13th – Gates open at 5:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale HERE.
The offspring of famous musicians often have a hard time creating a career for themselves, yet Hank Williams Jr. is one of the few to develop a career that is not only successful, but markedly different from his legendary father. Originally, Hank Jr. simply played his father’s music, but as he grew older, he began to carve out his own niche and it was one that owed as much to country-rock as it did to honky tonk. In the late ‘70s, he retooled his image to appeal both to outlaw country fans and rowdy Southern rockers. Which, resulting in a string of Top Ten singles – including the number one hits “Texas Women,” “Dixie on My Mind,” “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” “Honky Tonkin,” and “Born to Boogie” – that ran into the late ‘80s. Hank William Jr.’s Greatest Hits Album has currently sold over 5 million copies to date.
Montgomery Gentry has become one of the most identifiable duos in the history of country music. After nearly a decade and a half, Montgomery Gentry continues to draw door-busting crowds into their concerts and release albums that stay true to the Kentucky country music movement they helped define. They feel a responsibility to those who have elevated their career to the level where they have earned ACM and CMA Awards, and sold several million albums and been honored with memberships into the Grand Ole Opry and, in April 2015, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.