Hillbilly Joker is the sixth solo album by country singer Hank Williams III, it was released on May 17, 2011. The album was originally recorded in 2003 under the title This Ain't Country, but William's label Curb Records refused to either release the album or allow him to issue it on another record label. An angry Williams began selling "Fuck Curb" t-shirts at his concerts, where he would play a number of songs from this release, notably "Hillbilly Joker" (retitled "Mississippi Highway" or "Go Fuck You"), "Life of Sin," "Hellbilly," and "Tennessee Driver." The latter track was eventually re-recorded for Williams' 2009 Assjack side project.
Eight years after This Aint Country's recording, and following Williams' 2011 acrimonious departure from the label, Curb suddenly elected to release the now-retitled album without any input from Williams, and promote it as "The New Hank Williams III Album." In response, Williams advised his fans "Don’t buy it, but get it some other way and burn the hell out of it and give it to everyone."