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We're all met with challenges every single day of our lives. However, we will never know the challenges met by people like Hank Williams III to live up to the expectations of the rest of the musical world. Obviously, Hank carries the moniker of two of the legends of country music, his grandfather and his father. Though the names are legend, Hank III is making a name for himself. Hank says his musical background isn't exactly the same as his grandfather's. Hank III's first CD, Risin' Outlaw, wasn't just a name decided upon by the musical promoters that liked Hank's tattoo with these same words. Hank's early introduction to music came from listening to groups like KISS, Black Sabbath, AC/DC and Ted Nugent. He says, "I didn't really start listening to country from a singer/songwriter's point of view until I was 20 or 21. Back then, I was just screaming my head off and playing drums. I was into anger and chaos. I'd never tapped into melodies, touching people's souls and making them cry."

Hank III didn't make the jump into the country music lifestyle immediately. In fact, it wasn't until after a time of substance abuse and a child support lawsuit that Hank III decided to give country music a try. A lot of people expected to hear his grandfather's voice in Hank III's music when he began his musical career, and this they got in songs like, 'On My Own' and Thunderstorms and Neon Signs'. But you'll still see a lot of young faces in the crowd in front of the stage at Hank III's concerts. Songs like 'Blue Devil' interpreted by Hank III show his wide musical range. Probably the thing that frustrates Hank now the most is the time it takes Music Row to allow an artist to start attracting an audience. He says, "I don't want to kill my reputation so bad in Nashville that I won't be able to keep making music there. I'm in it for as long as my voice will hold out. One day, the revolution that trying to happen will happen. The Grand Ole Opry will get off their asses and realize, when they were really happening, most of the people on it were under 25, just like us. What fuels me, more than anything, is heartbreak and being broke."

Keep your eyes on this Risin' Outlaw.