Family Tradition" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Hank Williams Jr. It was released in May 1979 as the fourth and final single and title track from his album of the same name. It peaked at No. 4, and is one of his most popular songs. It has sold 909,000 digital copies as of April 2016. The song is a Williams' statement of rebellion, not only in his lifestyle and living out the lyrics of his songs, but of his musical identity and direction.
Family Tradition is an album released by country music artist Hank Williams, Jr. It was released in April 1979 by Curb Records, his third studio album for the label. 1 Critical and commercial success. Family Tradition was a significant success, both critically and commercially for Williams. It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making it Williams' first Top 5 album since 1969's Live at Cobo Hall. Four of the ten tracks were released as singles, the first single being "I Fought the Law". I Fought the Law" was originally a hit for the rock & roll group The Bobby Fuller Four in the early 1960s and the song was a moderate success for Williams, peaking at number 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart
Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr. E Country music singers have always been a A real close family But B7 lately some of my kinfolk have disowned a few others and E me I guess it's because I kinda A changed my direction Lord, B7 I guess I went and broke their family E tradition C H O R U S They get on me, wanna " E Why do you drink? Hank A Why do you roll smoke? B7 Why must you live out the songs that you E wrote? Over and over - everybody A made my prediction B7 so if I get stoned, I'm just carryin' on and old family E tradition
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Original lyrics of Family Tradition song by Hank Williams J. .Explain your version of song meaning, find more of Hank Williams Jr. lyrics. Country music singers Have always been a real close family But lately some of my kin folks Have disowned a few others and me I guess it's because I kinda changed my direction Lord I guess I went and broke their family tradition. They get on me wanna know Hank Why do you drink? (Hank) why do you roll smoke? Why must you live out the songs that you wrote? Over and over Everybody made my prediction So if I get stoned I'm just carryin' On an old family tradition
Hank Williams, Jr. Family Tradition. Family Tradition followed The New South by a couple of years and delved deeper into Hank Williams J. s spirit of adventure in reinventing his music to fit him as an individual. Far from giving a damn about what Nash Vegas thought of him at this point, Williams worked with three different producers on this set: Jimmy Bowen, Ray Ruff, and Phil Gernhard.
Hank Williams J. s Greatest Hits.
|A1||To Love Somebody||3:07|
|A2||Old Flame, New Fire||2:36|
|A3||Always Loving You||4:25|
|A4||We Can Work It All Out||2:17|
|A5||I Fought The Law||2:24|
|B2||Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line||3:17|
|B3||Paying On Time||3:11|
|B4||I've Got Rights||3:34|
|B5||I Just Ain't Been Able||2:36|
|TC-5194||Hank Williams Jr.||Family Tradition (Cass, Album, DOL)||Elektra||TC-5194||US||1979|
|D2-79177||Hank Williams Jr.||Family Tradition (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Curb Records||D2-79177||US||2010|
|6E-194||Hank Williams Jr.||Family Tradition (LP, Album, Promo)||Elektra||6E-194||US||1979|
|D2-77723||Hank Williams Jr.||Family Tradition (CD, Album)||Curb Records||D2-77723||US||1995|
|6E-194||Hank Williams Jr.||Family Tradition (LP, Album, RE)||Elektra||6E-194||US||1979|