Country Music History December 11
Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. both had their first recording session on this day in country music history.
It was a little different, as Hank Williams had his back in 1946 and Hank Williams Jr. had his back in 1963 in Nashville, when he was only 14 years old.
It still is quite the story to be told, though. What are the chances you start your first recording session as your dad, but just 17 years later. That is pretty incredible.
Williams recorded for Sterling Records, at the WSM Studios in Nashville, backed by The Willis Brothers and bass player Chuck Wright. Among the songs recorded is "Never Again (Will I knock On Your Door).
Williams Jr. on the other hand, recorded some of his father's songs: "You Win Again," "Your Cheatin' heart," "Cold, Cold Heart" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
Man, those are some depressing song titles to be signing at the age of 14. I for sure thought he would be hammering out some different tunes. I'm not complaining, they are some great songs, but I just thought that it would be a much different style of music in Williams Jr.'s first recording session.
Does anybody agree?