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 sophomore 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."