Hank Williams Jr. Warns Fans Of ‘Fake Hanks’ On Social Media
There’s only room for the real Hank Williams Jr. on Instagram. Don’t be fooled by fake accounts claiming to be him.
Photo courtesy of Hank Williams Jr.
Country music outlaw Hank Williams Jr. recently took to social media to tell his fans about imposter accounts created in his name.
“There have been a lot of fake Hank pages that have appeared in comments on my page. If it’s not from this page, it’s not from me,” he began in his statement. Don’t be fooled into accepting friend requests or replaying messages from fake Hanks. We will never ask you for personal details or money. And we never send messages to people outside this page.
Finally, Hank Jr. asks that if anyone comes across one of these fake accounts, they report it to avoid further confusion. Chances are if a user with the name of a famous artist sends you a direct message or asks for anything, it’s not the real Hank Williams Jr.
“You can help us by reporting any of these imposters you see commenting here,” he wrote in the caption.
Several users took to the comments section to show their appreciation for his warning. Others, however, have shed light on the situation by linking the situation to the lyrics of Hank Jr.’s 1986 song, “My Name Is Bocephus”, which finds him singing, “Now they ain’t real / They ain’t got no scars / They don’t know why they don’t know / Nothing about whiskey and hell.
Hank Jr.’s Instagram page is usually filled with fun family memories, snapshots of his daily life, and information about his upcoming tour dates.
A few weeks ago, the Alabama native announced his upcoming show stint, which is set to feature special guest Old Crow Medicine Show.
He wrote: “Bocephus is hitting the road this year and bringing some rowdy new friends. Join me, @crowmedicine and a few other friends this spring and summer.
Throughout these shows, fans will have the chance to experience his latest set of music live on stage. In 2022, Hank Jr. continued to redefine the boundaries of rock and country music with the release of his chart-topping album, Rich White Honky Blues.
Following its June 17 release, the project landed at No. 1 on the Current Country, Americana/Folk, and Blues Albums charts, and rose to No. 2 on the Current Rock and Record Label Independent Current Albums charts.
“It’s beyond my wildest dreams,” Williams shared after learning the album debuted at No. 1 across multiple genres. “What a great feeling.”
Hank Williams Jr. Rich White Honky Blues
With the help of GRAMMY-winning producer Dan Auerbach, Hank Jr. has created a 12-track collection full of live recordings and cover classics from Robert Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, RL Burnside, Muddy Waters, and Moreover.
“If you wanted to play that kind of music, you couldn’t get better musicians,” says Auerbach. “The first time I saw Hank Jr. on TV was as a kid raised on Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, Sr. records, and those things came out so clearly watching him. So, I tried to put the right pieces together to sit in that part of who he is.
“It’s that rawness, and how real it is. I was always looking for the brutality, the darker things,” he added. “Once we were there, as soon as that we started playing, Hank was invested in. It lifted everyone up, to really push each other.
Produced by Live Nation, Hank Williams Jr.’s 2023 tour kicks off Friday, May 12 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, making stops across the United States in Tampa, Cincinnati, Irvine and more before concluding in Gilford at Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion Saturday. , August 26.