Album of the Day
Though he qualifies as country music royalty, Hank Williams Jr. refused to be shackled by tradition on WILD STREAK. Released 30 years ago today, the Warner Bros. collection displays a strong rock influence, with a boisterous spirit that will be familiar to Hank Jr. concert fans; nowhere is this more apparent than on the cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's “Tuesday's Gone” that closes the album (and features Gary Rossington on guitar). Williams also came up with some tasty southern rock originals, including singles “Early in the Morning and Late at Night” and “If the South Woulda Won,” which ranks among Bocephus' best. A gold-certified Billboard Country chart-topper, WILD STREAK has enough energy and assurance to rouse the rebel in any listener.