The real name of Hank Williams Jr. is Randall Hank Williams. He is an American singer, Musician, and Songwriter. He is the son of a well-known singer Hank Williams best in Traditional Country, Southern Rock and Blues genre of music. Here is a quick summary of Hank Williams Jr.’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Hank was born in a family full of musicians. His father was a famous musician, singer, and songwriter, Hank William. His mother’s name was Audrey Williams who was also famous as songwriter and musician. Hank Jr. was born in 1942 in Louisiana located in the United States.
He was raised by his mother as he lost his father at an early age of 4. But his interest in music from childhood helped him in making it big in the music industry. He has a love for instruments, and he can play a lot of them like piano, saxophone, guitar, drum, harmonica, and keyboards.
Hank Jr recorded his father’s song as his debut single “Long Gone Lonesome Blues”, and it was a big hit in 1964. In that year he starred in a film named “A Time to sing”. For the next two years, he was not able to give any more hit songs. Then he wrote a song himself “Standing in the Shadows” which was a big hit again. He was not happy as people call him an imitator of Hank Williams, so he created a new style in the song which was loved by people.
When he turned 18, he fell in drug and alcohol abuse which later led to his suicide attempt in 1974. He then went to Alabama and recorded a few songs by hooking up with Southern rockers like the Marshall Tucker Band’s Toy Caldwell, Charlie Daniels. He recorded a rock & roll album named Hank Williams Jr. & Friends. It was not a big smashing hit, but the music was good.
Again he lost 2 years of his life as he fell from a mountain and had serious injuries. He came back in music with an album named “The New South”. After some years he started to give hit songs again. In late 70’s one of the biggest hits which he gave was “I Fought the Law”. He reached the height of popularity in the 80’s. His career went on a high with three big hits in 1981 named “Dixie on My Mind”, “Texas Women”, and “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)”. 127 Rose Avenue is one of his last hit albums released in 2009.
Awards & Achievements
Hank Jr. won a lot of awards in his career some of the best are back-to-back Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year in 1987 and 1988, Grammy award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1989 for There’s a Tear in My Beer and Johnny Visionary award by CMT in 2006
Net Worth of Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Jr. is a great singer who has a lot of fan following. He earned his wealth from songwriting and singing. Till date, his net worth is around $60 million which proves his worth as a singer too. Hank Jr’s song Keep the change was very hit and got 1,80,000 downloads in the time span of 2 days.
His albums That’s how they do it Dixie, maverick, Pure hank and The way I see it are all certified by RIAA earning him $5,00,000 per album. His album Jr’s Greatest Hits Vol 3 had record sales with earnings to him of $1,000,000.
Now the legacy of Hank William Jr. is being carried by his daughter Holly Williams. She is now making a mark in the music industry as a singer and songwriter. Being a great singer and songwriter himself and coming from the same family, the legacy would surely be continued marking the family name at the top.