Risin' Outlaw

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Risin' Outlaw
Studio album by Hank Williams III
Released September 7, 1999
Genre Neotraditional country
Length 43:54
Label Curb
Producer Chuck Howard
Bob Campbell-Smith
Hank Williams III chronology
Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts
Risin' Outlaw
Live in Scotland
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Risin' Outlaw is the debut solo album by Hank Williams III, which showcased a neotraditional style of country music.

Hank Williams III was reported saying that he despises this album in particular and considers his second album as his real debut. In an interview Williams III gave with Rockabilly.net, he said, "I'm not happy with it. I hate it; can't even listen to but maybe two songs on it. I said (to the label) that every damn interview that I do I ain't gonna talk good about it. Curb thinks this album is so different and so alternative. It's a headache."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Know"   Randy Howard 3:23
2. "You're the Reason"   Bobby Edwards, Terry Fell, James F. Hanley, Mildred Imes 2:49
3. "If the Shoe Fits"   Warren Denny, Hank Williams III 2:54
4. "87 Southbound"   Wayne Hancock 2:52
5. "Lonesome for You"   Buddy Miller, Julie Miller 3:17
6. "What Did Love Ever Do to You"   Kostas, Dean Miller 3:01
7. "On My Own"   Williams 2:55
8. "Honky Tonk Girls"   Kostas 2:42
9. "Devil's Daughter"   Eddie Pleasant, Kostas, Williams 3:17
10. "Cocaine Blues"   T.J. Arnall 3:53
11. "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs"   Wayne Hancock 4:21
12. "Why Don't You Leave Me Alone"   Hancock 5:03
13. "Blue Devil"   Williams 3:19
Total length:


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 52


  1. ^ Phares, Heather (1999-09-07). "Risin' Outlaw Hank Williams III". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  2. ^ Netherland, Tom (1999-09-07). "Hank Williams III: Like grandfather, like grandson". Rockabilly.net. Retrieved 2012-04-20.