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Hank Williams Jr. Returning to Jackson Hole for First Time in 40 Years for November Concert

by Matthew Wilson
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Hank Williams Jr. will return to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the first time in almost 40 years. The country singer announced he will be playing at the historic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

He wrote, “I’m looking forward to returning to Jackson Hole and the legendary @CowboyBarJH for the first time in over 40 years. It will be a special stripped-down performance.”

Williams will be performing a stripped-down concert on Nov. 20. The singer last performed at the venue in 1980. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar has become a historic part of Wyoming. According to its website, celebrities, presidents and royalty have visited the establishment. The bar has become a hotspot for country music legends featuring the likes of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Tanya Tucker.

Hank Williams Jr. Joined the Country Music Hall of Fame

The son of the iconic Hank Williams, Williams Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps with a love for music. He started playing music at the age of 14 and has played ever since. Williams’ career has seen its ups and downs over the years. One of his most iconic songs is “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.”

Earlier this year, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“Bocephus has been eyeing this one for a while,” Williams told Variety. Bocephus is a nickname his father gave him as a child. “It’s a bright spot during a difficult year.”

In June 2020, Williams’ daughter, Katherine Williams-Dunning, died in a car crash. Her death devastated the singer and his family.

“I have been making Top 10 records for 56 years,” Williams said. “I fell off a mountain and tried to reinvent myself as a truly individual artist and one who stepped out of the shadows of a very famous man… one of the greatest. I’ve got to thank all those rowdy friends who, year after year, still show up for me. It’s an honor to carry on this family tradition.”