Hank Williams Jr, An Icon who doesn’t want to be called one

Hank-Williams-JrI became a fan of Hank's back in the early 80's when I bought "The pressure is on" his album that had 'Country boy can survive ' and other great songs on it. He is that rare artist that does his own thing regardless of what the establishment want's him to do. A true Artist and even though I don't know him personally I think a great person as well.                                                                                                                                            I was pleasantly surprised recently when I saw a Hank Jr. special on AXSTV recently, It was filmed at his place in Tennessee and included both a stripped down outdoor (in his yard by his cabin) performance that was pure Hank, and also a interview that was truly revealing. He is doing this to promote his new album :  "It's About Time" which seems to be good enough to propel Hank back on top!   Here's a new video:                                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq0R5oPl-yQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for the new music Hank , Now get out there and catch a bunch of Crappies!                                                                                                                         John                                                                                                                                                                                
Crappie cant resist smacking this bait. i love it when they are shallow and with polarized sunglasses you can see em hit1
                                                                                                                      
                                            

Kelly Clarkson , Hendersonville,Tn – Nashville and American Idol

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Kelly performing on American Idol
O.K. I admit it I'm an old guy, came up in the '70's, so I was exposed to the greatest music ever made and it takes a good bit to impress me...  but when i saw Kelly Clarkson's performance of her new song "piece by piece" I was blown away. Now, I was always aware of Kelly's super success after idol but after seeing her on the last season of American Idol and learning of her back story I gotta say this : I Love Me Some Kelly Clarkson!
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When Debbie told me the story of this denim outfit worn (and made) by Kelly on her idol audition I was blown away. Had me thinking this could be a song to rival Dolly's "coat of many colors"
Her struggles and challenges are all part of who she is and her success is a great thing.....  I often fish within sight of her house here on Old Hickory lake and one day as I was launching my old bass boat at the neighborhood ramp I encountered a fella who was putting in his Ski boat along with his young kids. I really didn't pay much attention to what he was doing, but he was in front of me preparing to put in and must have had something slowing him down, so he politely pulled around behind me to let me go first. As I put in,I thought to myself wow that is a very aware and nice gesture. As I went to my first fishing spot I noticed the ski boat going over to the pier at Kelly's house and then I figured it out that it was Kelly's husband Brandon....  So..  Not only am I a fan of Kelly's but also of Brandon.                                                                                                              cropped-cropped-DSCN5371-1.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks,                                                                                                                      John  and                                                                                                            Debbie      http://debbiemeyers.realtor
Working tugboats and barges are a common sight out on Old Hickory and the Cumberland river
Working tugboats and barges are a common sight out on Old Hickory and the Cumberland river
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