Hank Williams, Jr. (born in 1949) has had a storied history. When he began in the 1960's, he was simply a clone of his famous father. It wasn't until 1976 that he decided to branch out; his live album Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends was his first album of non-Hank Sr. material. The same year, while hiking in Montana, he fell off a mountain, 400 feet to the ground. His face came entirely off, requiring major reconstructive surgery. When he recovered, he developed his now-trademark look, with a beard, sunglasses and a cowboy hat.
He then became a star in 1979, singing country music with hints of southern rock. 1981 began a streak of uninterrupted top-10 songs that lasted until 1988, when country radio began turning away from his music. This lasted until 1999 and his song