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See Hank Williams Jr.’s Reflective ‘Just Call Me Hank’

Stripped-down performance of ‘It’s About Time’ track was filmed at singer’s Paris, Tennessee, cabin

Hank Williams Jr.’s 37th album It’s About Time is out today, marking the country legend’s first full-length release since 2012’s Old School New Rules. Released through the new Big Machine offshoot Nash Icon, It’s About Time showcases the 50-year music veteran in unapologetic, unfiltered form.

But on the somber “Just Call Me Hank,” Williams dials back his bravado for a moment of humility. “Don’t call me an icon, I don’t care about the Hall of Fame,” he insists, sounding comfortable with his own legacy. Williams filmed a special acoustic performance of the song at his Paris, Tennessee, cabin that will air in the Audience Network special Hank Williams Jr.: It’s About Time.

“That thing came so fast, five minutes again, in a pickup in northwest Tennessee by Kentucky Lake going to the farm at 7:15 in the morning,” Williams told Rolling Stone Country recently. “And these kind of words come along? ‘Uh, oh wait a minute. I better pull over and write some of this down.’ I called a guy who’s been with me a long time, I gave him some words, then I called daughter Holly and gave her some words. This guy is bawling, Holly’s bawling, I’m bawling…everybody is bawling.”

Hank Williams Jr.: It’s About Time will air Sunday, January 17th, at 9 p.m. ET on Audience Network. The episode, which also features an intimate interview with Williams, will encore January 22nd.

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