High Notes

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High Notes
Studio album by Hank Williams, Jr.
Released April 1982 (1982-04)
Genre Country
Length 29:12
Label Elektra/Curb
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Hank Williams, Jr. chronology
The Pressure Is On
High Notes
Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

High Notes is a studio album by American country music artist Hank Williams, Jr. It was released by Elektra/Curb Records in April 1982, making it Williams' eighth studio album for Elektra/Curb and his ninth overall for the label. While not as successful or acclaimed as some of Williams' more recent recordings, High Notes was still a commercial success. It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart[2] and was certified Gold by the RIAA, becoming Williams' seventh album to do so.[3] The album also generated two hit singles, "If Heaven Ain't a Lot Like Dixie" and "Honky Tonkin'". "If Heaven Ain't a Lot Like Dixie" peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart while "Honky Tonkin'", a song that was originally a number 14 hit written and performed by his father, Hank, Sr., became Hank, Jr.'s sixth Number One hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If Heaven Ain't a Lot Like Dixie" (Billy Maddox, David Moore) – 2:43
  2. "Whiskey on Ice" (Bobby Keel, Tony Stampley, Hank Williams, Jr.) – 2:40
  3. "High and Pressurized" (Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Kilgore) – 2:22
  4. "I Can't Change My Tune" (Hank Williams, Jr.) – 3:12
  5. "The South's Gonna Rattle Again" (Wild Bill Emerson, Jody Emerson, Vince Emerson) – 3:26
  6. "Ain't Makin' No Headlines (Here Without You)" (Jessi Colter, Basil McDavid) – 3:02
  7. "I've Been Down" (Bobby Keel, Tony Stampley, Hank Williams, Jr.) – 3:39
  8. "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" (Steve Cash, John Dillon) – 2:19
  9. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:27
  10. "Honky Tonkin'" (Hank Williams Sr.) – 2:14


  • Accordion – Jo-El Sonnier
  • Acoustic Guitar – Brent Rowan, Hank Williams Jr., Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Randy Scruggs
  • Backing Vocals – Jim Glaser Singers
  • Banjo – Bobby Thompson, Hank Williams Jr., Randy Scruggs
  • Bass Guitar – David Hungate
  • Electric Guitar – Billy Walker, Brent Rowan, Fred Newell, Reggie Young, Wayne Turner
  • Flute – Denis Solee
  • Guitar – Harold Bradley
  • Harmonica – Terry McMillan
  • Keyboards – Paul "Dixie" Hatfield, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Steve Nathan
  • Mandolin – Kieran Kane, Vernon Derrick
  • Organ – Mike Lawler
  • Percussion – Farrell Morris
  • Steel Guitar – Eddie "Cowboy" Long, Sonny Garrish
  • Synthesizer – Randy McCormick
  • Trumpet – Terry Mead
  • Violin – Buddy Spicher, Vernon Derrick

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 123