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Hank Williams Jr. Proves ‘A Country Boy Can Survive’ with Fishing Pic

by Matthew Memrick
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Hank Williams Jr. bragged about his latest caught fish on Twitter recently, proclaiming ‘a country boy can survive.’

More than two thousand fans saw the Walleye he caught and chimed in on the Thursday morning photo. The star’s recent Twitter activity has come in two July fishing posts. In other posts, he’s showed off big bream and bass adventures.

Earlier in the month, the 72-year-old singer talked about fishing in another Twitter post, this time after a Natchez, Miss. concert. He even joked about catching the fish in a ‘great, secret Mississippi fishing spot.’ The singer was in town to perform as part of the Fourth of July celebration.

Hank Williams Jr. is quite the outdoorsman. He’s shared his love of it in countless tracks, such as the 2002 song called “Outdoor Lovin’ Man,” which appears on the Almeria Club Recordings album. 

Not to forget his 1975 accident while hiking in Montana. That accident sent him tumbling 500-feet down a rocky cliff. After he was airlifted off the mountain, the singer suffered multiple skull and facial fractures that needed several reconstructive surgeries.

‘A Country Boy Can Survive’ Can Past Statements

While his Twitter posts are primarily about concerts, merchandise, and fun times, the Country Music Hall of Famer has toned his public statements down.

Past statements have roiled some. His 2011 statements on then-President Barack Obama led ABC’s Monday Night Football to drop the singer’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” song at the beginning of games. The broadcast started using it in 1989. Williams Jr. changed it for the show “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night.” Six years later, ABC brought it back. However, it’s current status for the show is unknown.

“I think it’s a return to our past in that it’s such an iconic song associated with football,” Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s senior vice president of events and studio production, said to The Tennessean.

“It belongs to Monday Night Football,” Druley said. “It really is about returning to what fans know. It’s a Monday night party, and that’s what we’re all hoping to get back to.”

Hank Williams Jr. hit stardom during the 1980s based on his catchy anthems and hard-edged, rock-influenced country songs. During the late 1970s and into the mid-1980s, Williams’ songs constantly flew to the top of the charts with songs such as “Family Tradition,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” “Old Habits,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Born to Boogie,” and “My Name Is Bocephus.” Williams has sold 70 million albums sold worldwide. Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Jr. released his last album, ‘It’s About Time’ in 2016.

Recently, Williams’s next concert is Nov. 5 in Tupelo, Miss. Randy Houser is the special guest. Tickets went on sale July 23. Other concerts announced were Bakersfield, Calif. (Sept. 25.)