This is a joke, right?
It has to be.
what about hank williams III?
I like Hank III the best. Especially because he plays Punk/Country music. That’s whack.
I personally like Hank Jr. better. I find his music easier to listen to.
The original or the untalented coattail-rider? This has to be a joke.
i think that a person’s answer depends on whether or not they’re ready for some football.
personally, i go with hank williams sr. he is the quintessential country musician: lonely, drunk, and talented.
You might as well compare sweet Tennessee whiskey to a skunked can of Bud Light!
Well, now, it’s tough for a kid growing up in the shadow of one of the genre’s giants, and I purely hated that he spent so much of his earlier career singin’ about his daddy, BUT, he’s turned in some credible performances over the years. I’m particularly fond of “Leave Them Boys Alone,” which featured a few lines sung by legend Ernest Tubb, “Country Boy Can Survive,” “Family Tradition,” and “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down).”
And he has had hits by the dozen and a streak of over 15 gold or platinum albums.
That being said, nobody can touch Hank, Sr.
Of those two, I’d go Sr. But III is my personal favorite, as much as I respect the traditions.
Sr. all the way. Nothing against Jr., but to me this question’s easy to answer.
Sr. set the standard for country music from the time of his death in '53? to the present, in both singing and songwriting. He did all this, and died at age 29. That he accomplished all that he did in just 29 years may be his most astonishing feat of all.
Hey now! Bosephus was good y’all. And he had to live down his daddy’s name and lifestyle.
The Third, tho, Hank III, is almost not quite very good. Ok, bad.
As to whether I want to listen to Bosephus or daddy, it depends on whether I want to drink and cry or just drink.
“Hank, why do ya drink?”
To get drunk!
“Why do you smoke dope?”
To get high!
“Why must you live out every song that you wrote?”
Here in NC He’s called Hank Junior. Certanly not to be confused with Dale Ernhart Jr. THATS’s who we call Junior.
Hank Sr. Then Hank III.
Jimmie Rodgers or Kenny Rogers?
Bill Monroe or Travis Tritt?
Johnny Cash or Shania Twain?
A free vacation in Hawaii or a poke in the eye with a sharp stick?
A new Porsche or a colonoscopy?
You get the idea…
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.!
—Ooops, sorry . . .
Noah Beery, or Noah Beery, Jr.?
Alan Hale, or Alan Hale, Jr.?
Lon Chaney, or Lon Chaney, Jr.?
Douglas Fairbanks, or Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.?
Freddie Prinze, or Freddie Prinze, Jr.?
Kinky Friedman line: You have to feel sorry for Hank Williams Jr. Someone comes up to him after every concert and says “No matter how good you play, you’ll never be as good as your daddy.”
SENIOR, by all that’s holy.
-Ogre, Late of Montgomery, Alabama