Hank Williams Jr. to Release New Album, ‘It’s About Time’, in January
Hank Williams Jr. has announced the release of his upcoming new album, It's About Time.
“I am writing songs better than ever and am signed with a label that is already making history,” Williams says. “It’s an exciting time!”
The 66-year-old, whose last record, Old School New Rules, was released in 2012, says that It's About Time will appeal to his expansive fan base.
"We have made an album that is pure magic," Williams tells Rolling Stone Country. "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."
“Country music singers have always been a real close family,” he notes. “I have done shows with Ronnie Dunn, recorded a hit record with Reba and absolutely love Martina McBride.”
Bocephus, along with Eric Church, will help open the 2015 CMA Awards, which will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC on Nov. 4 -- the same day that It's About Time will be available for pre-order. The song they will sing, "Are You Ready for the Country," will be the first single from Williams Jr.'s new project.
“[The song] is the perfect narrative for the night,” says CMA Awards Executive Producer Robert Deaton. “It sets up musically everything that is going to happen for the rest of the show.”
Hank Williams Jr., It's About Time Track Listing:
1. “Are You Ready for the Country” (feat. Eric Church) (Neil Young)
2. “Club U.S.A.” (Tony Stampley, Bonnie Swayze)
3. “God Fearin’ Man” (Chris Janson, Brandon Kinney, Kendell Marvell)
4. “Those Days Are Gone” (Chris Janson, Brice Long, Terry McBride)
5. “Dress Like an Icon” (Hank Williams Jr.)
6. “God and Guns” (Mark Stephen Jones, Travis Meadows, Bud Tower)
7. “Just Call Me Hank” (Hank Williams Jr.)
8. “Mental Revenge” (Mel Tillis)
9. “It’s About Time” (Hank Williams Jr.)
10. “The Party’s On” (Hank Williams Jr., Joe Kent, Tony Stampley)
11. “Wrapped Up, Tangled Up in Jesus (God’s Got It)” (Reverend Charlie Jackson)
12. “Born to Boogie” (feat. Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley) (Hank Williams Jr.)
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