Major Moves

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Major Moves
Studio album by Hank Williams, Jr.
Released May 1984 (1984-05)
Genre Country
Length 35:02
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Hank Williams, Jr.
Hank Williams, Jr. chronology
Man of Steel
(1983)
Major Moves
(1984)
Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Major Moves is a studio album by American country music artist Hank Williams, Jr. It was released by Warner Bros. Records in May 1984. "Attitude Adjustment," "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" and the title track were released as singles. The album reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart[2] and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3]

"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight", which would become a hit in its own right, is now best known to football fans as the song Williams would remake as "Are You Ready For Some Football?" for Monday Night Football.

Commercial and critical success[edit]

Major Moves was a significant success for Williams, becoming his first album to reach number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It also became his eleventh album to be certified Gold and third to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. Williams received a number of prestigious music industry awards during this time, including winning the inaugural Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards for Music Video of the Year for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight". The ACM also nominated Williams for Top Male Vocalist, his third nomination for the award, and he received his first nomination for CMA Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned his second Grammy nomination for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" (Hank Williams, Jr.) - 2:57
  2. "Promises" (Richard Feldman, Roger Linn) - 3:00
  3. "Video Blues" (Williams) - 2:54
  4. "Major Moves" (Williams) - 3:34
  5. "Blues Medley: My Starter Won't Start This Morning/Hold Up Your Head" (Lightnin' Hopkins, Jules Taub) - 5:41
  6. "Mr. Lincoln" (Jimmy Bowen, Williams) - 4:17
  7. "Country Relaxin'" (Williams) - 2:36
  8. "Attitude Adjustment" (Williams) - 2:56
  9. "Knoxville Courthouse Blues" (Williams) - 3:41
  10. "Wild and Blue" (John Scott Sherrill) - 3:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 100
Canadian RPM Country Albums 20

References[edit]

Preceded by
Roll On
by Alabama
Top Country Albums number-one album
July 21 - August 25, 1984
Succeeded by
Right or Wrong
by George Strait
Preceded by
Right or Wrong
by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 15, 1984
Succeeded by
It's All in the Game
by Merle Haggard