Country icon Hank Williams Jr. returns to Tulsa June 21

March 19, 2019

“Family Tradition” singer heading to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — One of the best-selling artists in country music history, Hank Williams Jr., is coming back to take the stage at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on June 21.

Tickets start at $79.50 and go on sale March 28.

Williams has sold 70 million albums worldwide, including six platinum albums, 20 gold albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. That momentous success landed him numerous accolades, including the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year in 1987, 1988 and 1989 as well as the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1988. He’s also been nominated for several Grammys, ACM Awards, CMA Awards and Emmys. He was honored with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award at the CMT Music Awards in 2006 and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2008, he was named a BMI Icon at the 56th Annual BMI Country Music Awards.

Raised in Nashville, Williams learned music from the legends. Earl Scruggs gave him banjo lessons, and Jerry Lee Lewis showed him piano licks. At age 11, he made his Opry debut and followed in the footsteps of his father, Hank Williams, by singing “Lovesick Blues.”

Several years later in 1979, his first million-selling album, “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” was released, following “Family Tradition.” The releases catapulted Williams to full-on superstar status, with several albums and major hits to follow, including “Texas Women,” “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” “My Girl Don’t Like My Cowboy Hat” and more. His album “Born to Boogie” was the 1988 CMA Album of the Year.

In 1989, Williams reworked “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” into a theme song for ABC’s “Monday Night Football.” That theme went on to win four straight Emmy Awards and became the program’s mainstay for 22 years.

As a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, Williams continues to tour and is one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music.

For more information on Williams, visit www.HankJr.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.