Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits

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Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Hank Williams Jr.
Released 1982 (1982)
Genre Country
Length 33:10
Label Elektra/Curb
Hank Williams Jr. chronology
High Notes
(1982)High Notes1982
Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits
(1982)
Strong Stuff
(1983)Strong Stuff1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American country music artist Hank Williams Jr. The album features ten tracks, nine of which are singles originally released from the studio albums Family Tradition, Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, Habits Old and New, Rowdy and The Pressure Is On. The only original single from the album was "The American Dream", which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

The album was released by Elektra/Curb Records in 1982 and reached number 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in January 1983.[2][3] The album has been Williams' most commercially successful album to date, having been certified 5× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA by 2003.[4] It has sold 3,410,700 copies in the US as of April 2017 in the SoundScan era when sales figure started to be tracked in 1991.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Hank Williams Jr. except where indicated.

  1. "Family Tradition" – 4:02
  2. "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" – 3:08
  3. "Women I've Never Had" – 2:51
  4. "Old Habits" – 3:02
  5. "Kaw-Liga" (Fred Rose, Hank Williams) – 4:23
  6. "Dixie on My Mind" – 2:39
  7. "Texas Women" – 2:26
  8. "The American Dream" – 2:15
  9. "A Country Boy Can Survive" – 4:15
  10. "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" – 3:54

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 107
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits review". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. January 22, 1983. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Hank Williams Jr – Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 18, 2017). "Top Country Catalog Album Sales Chart: April 18, 2017". Roughstock. 
  6. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. January 22, 1983. 
  7. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. July 20, 1985.