Hank Williams Jr. Releases ‘Are You Ready for the Country’ Music Video
Hank Williams Jr.'s "Are You Ready for the Country" music video is here.
The clip, which, like the song itself, features Eric Church, was shot at a parking structure at Nashville's City View Apartments. As the two artists perform the tune, a crew deconstructs the set around them, changing the area from a country-style setup featuring hay bales, wooden fences and a barn backdrop to expose the grittier, more city-looking parking garage.
“Are You Ready for the Country” was written and first recorded by Neil Young, and released on his 1972 album, Harvest. Waylon Jennings later covered the song and released it as a single in 1976; it became a Top 10 hit for Jennings. Williams Jr. and Church debuted their version of the tune at the 2015 CMA Awards; it is Williams Jr.’s first song on Nash Icon and the first single off of his upcoming new album, It’s About Time.
"You have no idea how excited I am about this single and my new album," Williams Jr. says in a press release. "This is my 37th album, and the excitement never goes away. This is definitely my best album to date."
It's About Time is set for release on Jan. 15. It is Williams Jr.'s first new album since Old School New Rules was released in 2012.
“We have made an album that is pure magic,” Williams Jr. says. “The songs — some I wrote and others I got from great songwriters — are typical Hank Jr. songs and I think will connect with anyone who hears them.”
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