Hank3 Talks About Releasing Four Records on the Same Day, Leaving His Old Label
Hank Williams III is a major label survivor. For almost two decades, the singer-songwriter released five studio albums with Curb Records, but the company never really figured out how to properly support his sound and vision. He is the grandson of country music legend Hank Williams and the son of Hank Williams Jr., and his left-of-center approach never meshed well with the more conservative-leaning Nashville power brokers.
Finally free of his long-standing recording contract with Curb, the singer is going under the name Hank3 and has taken on the musical project of his career. Next month he'll be releasing four records – yes, four records! 'Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown,' a double-album set, is a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank3's trademark hellbilly sound. On the other side of the spectrum, you have 'Attention Deficit Domination' and '3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin,' which are intensely metal-driven records on which Hank3 plays all instruments
Noisecreep spoke with Hank about the upcoming releases and his new found creative freedom.
"I started writing all of the material on January 2nd of this year and then the recording started on February 1st. So it was all basically done at the same time. During the day I would work on the country stuff and when I had my fill of that, I would jump on the 'Cattle Callin' songs or some of the doom-rock material. That's basically how my days were for three and a half months of my life from the moment I woke up till I went to bed. It wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the four albums myself, so it was a nerve-racking experience towards the end. I just wanted to do something different and I think I've accomplished that with these records," says a proud Hank3.
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