The album was not as critically acclaimed or commercially successful as Family Tradition and Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound. It peaked at number 4 on the BillboardTop Country Albums chart and produced two Top 20 singles. The first single released was a modern and up tempo version of "Kaw-Liga", a song written by Hank Williams, Sr. and Fred Rose. It was released as a single after Hank, Sr.'s death in January 1953 and spent fourteen weeks at number 1 on the Billboard country singles chart. Hank, Jr.'s version wasn't as successful, eventually peaking at number 12 on the BillboardHot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The follow up single was an original song of Hank, Jr. titled "Old Habits" that fared better, peaking at number 6 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Habits Old and New would eventually be certified Gold by the RIAA, making it his fourth career Gold album and his third consecutive Gold while signed with Curb.