In 1988, country icons Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. teamed up to perform together on the popular TNN series Nashville Now. Nearly thirty years later, their collaboration seems as relevant and important as ever.
“Are You Sure Hank Done it this Way” was released in August 1975 as the first single off Jennings’ album, Dreaming My Dreams. It became his fourth career No. 1 hit, and the track spent a total sixteen weeks on the country charts.
Watch these two country legends bring the song to life below.
Lyrically, the song speaks of country music going downhill since the death of Hank Williams.
“Lord it’s the same old tune / fiddle and guitar / where do we take it from here / rhinestone suits and new shiny cars / it’s been the same way for years / we need a change.”
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Jennings was right when he said things were changing in country music, and they have continued to do so. But one thing is definitely for certain. Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings will always be known as iconic legends in the genre.