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Q&A: Hank Jr. Talks Family Tradition and New Music


“Q: What is it about your family that draws you all to making music?

Williams: Well, it’s a family tradition! Daddy was the original rock star in the family where artists of all genres looked up to him for his writing and singing. It was very hard after he died, because everyone looked at me like (I) was supposed to fill his shoes and be just like him. Mother put me on stage at 8 years old singing daddy’s songs, and as I grew older, I realized I needed to do something different…

Q: Where did the name “Bocephus” come from anyway?

Williams: Bocephus is a nickname that my dad gave me after seeing a ventriloquist on the Grand Ole Opry. I guess he thought that I looked like the puppet and the name just stuck…”

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