Hank Williams Jr. Has released a new album.
It’s About Time is a studio album released by Nash icons records on January 15 of this year. The album includes recordings of previously released material and it includes some new songs too.
IT’S ABOUT TIME is Hanks 37th album. He has sold 70 million albums sold worldwide, 20 gold albums, six platinum albums and 13 chart-topping albums. The 66 year old Hank Williams last record released was in 2012 called Old School New Rules.
Williams tells rollingstone.com “We have made an album that is pure magic, The songs- so I’m I wrote and others I got from great song writers, they are typical Hank Jr. songs and I think they will connect with anyone who hears them”
It’s About time track listings
“Are You Ready for the Country” featuring Eric Church (Neil Young)
“Club U.S.A.” (Tony Stampley, Bonnie Swayze)
“God Fearin’ Man” (Chris Janson, Brandon Kinney, Kendell Marvell)
“Those Days Are Gone” (Chris Janson, Brice Long, Terry McBride)
“Dress Like An Icon” (Hank Williams Jr.)
“God and Guns” (Mark Stephen Jones, Travis Meadows, Bud Tower)
“Just Call Me Hank” (Hank Williams Jr.)
“Mental Revenge” (Mel Tillis)
“It’s About Time” (Hank Williams Jr.)
“The Party’s On” (Hank Williams Jr., Joe Kent, Tony Stampley)
“Wrapped Up, Tangled Up in Jesus (God’s Got It)” (Reverend Charlie Jackson)
“Born to Boogie” featuring Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley (Hank Williams Jr.)
forthecountryrecord.com states that “There are four standouts on this record. In my humble opinion, “God and Guns”, “Just Call Me Hank”, “Those Days Are Gone”, and “Wrapped Up Tangled Up in Jesus (God’s Got It)” are all standouts on this enjoyable record because they are Hank at his purest and his best. These types of songs are the ones that made fans love him. “Those Days Are Gone” finds Hank lamenting that the old days are gone and the times are changing, and not for the good. He’s saddened by the fact that David Allan Coe, Merle Haggard, and George Jones aren’t on the radio anymore.”
Overall this is a great album, he is not trying to compete with the new country artists or the pop country sound. Listening to this album brings you back to the good old days when he sang songs like, a country boy can survive, family tradition, and all my rowdy friends, which is what makes this album so great.