Hank Williams Jr.’s Son Sam Williams Releases New Single ‘Can’t Fool Your Own Blood’

by Matthew Wilson

Like father, like son. Hank William Jr.‘s son Sam Williams is a musician in his own right. And he just released his newest single online “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood.”

Sam Williams sings about family and grappling with drama and disfunction in his new single. The young singer is perhaps offering a look behind the curtain of his own upbringing. Or he’s revealing struggles that he’s faced through his life. Whatever the inspiration, the tune is a poignant and powerful showcase.

“This song is about living with adversity. I sing about family drama that we all experience and grapple with,” Sam Williams wrote. “One thing that will never serve you well is lying to someone you love. That can only lead to turmoil. ‘Can’t Fool Your Own Blood’ is about being a pattern breaker and taking control of your own fate. Being at war with oneself is the greatest battle.”

Hank Williams Jr. and His Children

Of course, Hank Williams Jr. has a song about family as well. His 1982 hit “Family Tradition” is perhaps his most iconic and endearing work. Williams Jr. sings of growing up in the shadow of his father, the late great Hank Williams. During the tune, Williams Jr. comments how his style has differed greatly from his father and how he’s tried to find his own voice.

Williams Jr. didn’t know his father for long. The legend died when he was still a young child. Williams Jr.’s children have certainly struck out on their own over the years and forged their own paths. In 2016, Sam Williams released his EP “Looking For What’s Coming.”

But his siblings Hank Williams III and Holly Williams are also musicians in their own right, following the family’s legacy. Hank Williams III has become a chameleon when it comes to music. His songs toe the line between country, punk rock, and heavy metal. So far, he’s released around 11 studio albums.

Meanwhile, Holly Williams three albums of her own, the latest coming in 2013 and finding success on the charts. Williams Jr.’s children are keeping the music alive and well. While they may all have their own voices and styles, music definitely runs in the Williams family’s blood.