Happy Father’s Day…

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Where would we be without dads? My sisters, brothers and I feel so blessed to have ours when so many do not. People assume some crazy things about my childhood considering the superstar musical career of my father. But the arenas with 30,000 people, backstage party life and platinum album parties were all something we were not a part of. He always told us, “I’m not Bocephus (his famous nickname), I’m daddy.” Yes, it was incredibly cool when Tom Petty would be at the studio or Johnny Cash would call the house, but we were pretty unfamiliar with the music business growing up. He was at his happiest when he had the kids on his Montana farm-showing us how to ride the four wheelers through the rugged terrain, how to throw a fishing line, how to aim our rifles for practice target shooting, and how to enjoy the outdoors with family. I adore his music, and love nothing more than the energy of seeing him on stage running around playing all those instruments and singing all of those legendary songs, but to the kids he is just Dad. I included my favorite picture of he and momma playing guitar below. Be sure to check out the videos from “Listening Pleasure.”  A few of my favorite songs and performances spanning dad’s career through the ages! Oh, and could you DIE over the baby pictures below circa 1951??!! I hope that you are lucky enough to be spending this day with the man that was your anchor…

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“Born to Boogie”
“My Name is Bocephus”
“Can’t You See”
“You Win Again”
“A Country Boy Can Survive”

 

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59 Responses to Happy Father’s Day…

  1. Bocephus Beeson June 27, 2014 at 1:39 am #

    Dear Holly, You are blessed to have a father like him. I was into country music since I was born I didnt know your fathers nickname was Bocephus. Til I was 12 and already into his music nonstop. my father told me everything bout him then presented me with tickets to see him in little rock AR. My father said he named me Bocephus cause its a hard name to live up to. I have since buried my father when I was 19. I understand what father meant. I wish to meet ur father person to person someday and you. Please give me call 9183708906

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  3. Mike Wingate June 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Great words from you Holly and great pictures. All five songs are great but I especially like You Win Again.

  4. jamie woolard June 17, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    Congrats to a great family and father. He is one of the kindest persons I have ever met. I will never forget the times we had with your dad and Derrick and Mike. Those were the days. Thanks for the memories. Jamie

  5. Chancie petty June 17, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    This made me tear up. Man, what a dad! Loved this read!

  6. Trey June 17, 2014 at 1:18 am #

    Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Tammy Guidry June 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    Thank you for sharing Holly! Your dad is the greatest entertainer I have ever seen. My own dad passed away 24 years ago and he was a huge fan of your dad. Its great to learn another side of the man we all love. Again, thank you for sharing! God Bless!

  8. Pat "Stoney" Hinchy June 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Holly- Thank you so much for sharing the pics & videos. Your grandpa was the King & your daddy’s the high prince! Listened to your dad since he started singing in the style of his dad & thru all the years. He’s made such a huge contribution to country & to music in general. Even when Nashville was telling everyone what country music should be, your daddy’s “Living Proof” that “A country boy can survive”!

  9. Judy Bayles June 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    We played this is not Dallas song at our wedding and named our Son Hank William Bayles!

  10. Jean Simmons June 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I loved his dad and then I think he is great I really love his way of singing a song

  11. Kim Rush June 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Thank you Holly, I’m sure he is as proud of you as you are of him. I was lucky enough to see him perform at Sea World this year and though I love his music, all I could think about besides my favorite song was it sure would be nice to go fishing with this man up in my home town. So thank you both again for giving everyone something very special.

    Kim

  12. Russell Hatcher June 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Hank Jr is the man!

  13. bean June 16, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    THANK YOU GIRL FOR SHARING IT.

  14. bean June 16, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    I Love this guy and what he stand’s for…ALL american hank jr.

  15. Lea Ann Weatherford June 16, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Holly, this is a great salute to your Dad, what a great man and entertainer. I have followed him since he was 21 years old. And have attended may of his concerts, THe most frightening part was when he had his accident in 1975.

    But a Country Boy can survive and he did just that. Thanks for sharing

  16. Sandy & Ron Giddis June 16, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    We love Hank Jr. and all of his music. Miss him on Monday Night Football, that was a raw deal. Everybody is entitled to an opinion whether it is voiced publically or not. Monday Night Football isn’t the same without him. Hank can bring all of his rowdy friends to our house here in East Tennessee on Douglas Lake anytime! Love you Hank!!!!!!

  17. Joan Goodson June 16, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and family pictures and of Happy Fathers Day Hank

  18. John June 16, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Happy Father’s Day hank long time fan ,great times listening to your music,

  19. Shannon Young June 16, 2014 at 7:25 am #

    It’s glad to hear that u had a normal family life and I wonderful dad! My god bless u and your whole family! Tell your dad I said hello! I’ve always been a very big fan of his!

  20. Rick Womble June 16, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    Holly,
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. deb nolan June 16, 2014 at 5:31 am #

    What a fitting tribute to one of country music finest. He is a man of his own convictions and made it on his own. Happy Fathers Day Hank…hope you had a good one!

  22. Tami Parrish June 16, 2014 at 4:40 am #

    that is very sweet and meaning full. Dad time is always special.

  23. Debbie Weatherly June 16, 2014 at 4:33 am #

    that is very sweet and very touching!

  24. Carlene Brown June 16, 2014 at 3:37 am #

    HAPPY FATHER’S HANK ! HOPE YOU HAD A BLESS ONE ! LOVE YOU AND YOUR MUSIC !

  25. Scott Bell June 16, 2014 at 3:06 am #

    Country music wouldn’t be the same without ur daddy thanks for sharing the pics!

  26. Mrs Tommy Lee (Vicki) June 16, 2014 at 2:59 am #

    Thank you for sharing your father’s day.
    Enjoyed it.

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful day.

  27. David Byrd June 16, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    I think it so incredible that he (Hank) kept a seperation between family life & his music life & yet you & brother turn out so musically talented ! I think you have a wonderful family bond, I envy ! Happy Father’s Day Hank!

  28. Sonya June 16, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    Holly, thank you for the beautiful insight into your personal life. I always thought that he would be like that, it is nice to see the confirmation although you do not need to say that. You have a beau family and I raised 4 children on your daddy’s music, started over, adopted 3 more and they are being raised the same, except with a little Holly, a little Kid Rock! Lots of love, Sonya

  29. Jenny June 16, 2014 at 2:37 am #

    I remember as a young girl, every Saturday my parents used to play hank Williams. What a legend your dad was. I love his music as well as yourself. The song I love most is the duet with hank. Tear in my beer,I searched everywhere for that record.best duet ever keep up the good work darl.

  30. Kenny Huston June 16, 2014 at 2:37 am #

    I love Hank and his music and I am so glad that his children are keeping up the Family Tradition, God Bless you Hank and Family!

  31. Ruby June 16, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    I saw you in Tusculooska,

  32. Dennis June 16, 2014 at 2:34 am #

    Well said! :cheers:

  33. Vinnie June 16, 2014 at 2:34 am #

    Thank you for this wonderful tribute to your dad, it must have been amazing to have grown up at your house! and to always have Hank as your dad there for you… Awesome photos too! thanks for sharing!

  34. Tammy Thompson June 16, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful pi tires. This blessed me made me feel better today is a hard day. I lost my dad 7 years ago 2 weeks before Christmas. My dad was a lot like Hank in many ways singing playing musical instruments partying I’m related Loretta Lynn dad met her we been to her brothers in Indiana dad went got a guitar fixed there been to butcher holler I’m from Ky lol. Your dad was in Ohio couple days ago real close but I had to work I hope someday to shake his hand I love his song Mr Weatherman. God bless your family.
    Tammy

  35. Patricia Dove June 16, 2014 at 2:19 am #

    I’m a big fan of Hank is amazing . One of my dreams is to meet him day have stage colon cancer and that is on my wish list, love your music Hank

  36. Quint Freimark June 16, 2014 at 2:00 am #

    Holly.

    Your Dad has been my favourite entertainer since I was very young and inspired me to pick up the guitar and sing for years. First time I ever sang on stage I did, “All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down”. I recorded a disc of my own stuff in the 90’s but have no delusions of stardom although it is a very good album. It was just something I had to do before I got old. I’m glad you shared some of you and your Dad’s lives together. It’s nice to see a small piece of him as a regular man when all we as fans ever see is the showman. Like most fans I would love to meet him one day, outside the business. The likelihood of that is rather small though as I respect his privacy too much to invade. Plus I live in Alberta and he almost never comes this way although we did see his show in Calgary around 1990. Anyway, May Jesus bless you and yours with health and salvation. Hope you and Hank head this way soon.

    Quint Freimark
    Medicine Hat, Alberta

  37. Brian Kelley June 16, 2014 at 1:57 am #

    I think Hank is a great American man and so grateful for the influences he and his dad has had on my music style. Love ya Hank

  38. DONALD W. CLARK June 16, 2014 at 1:53 am #

    HAPPY FATHERS DAY HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED AND GREAT DAY

  39. mike June 16, 2014 at 1:51 am #

    this is outstanding one can only hope this was the way it was for your family it takes a hell of a man to go threw all of those things an more an still be able to be the dad of a life time.thanks so much for sharing this with us..god bless you an your family..a hank jr. an sr. fan my whole life..

  40. janice June 16, 2014 at 1:38 am #

    I to love Hank’s music my all time favorite song was Born to Boogie that was really a good song to dance to it would get the people out dancing. His music just made me happy. Thank you Hank Williams junior

  41. steve mcdonald June 16, 2014 at 1:35 am #

    Great pics, and great stories!! I also had a great dad, .. seems it takes time for us to realize how great they were!!

  42. Michael Eubank June 16, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    Holly, this is one of the nicest tributes I have seen to a dad. You are very proud of your dad and you should be. You know he loves you and you mean the world to him. Despite all the rhinestones and glitz, he is your dad and always will be. Thanks for sharing your tribute. I have always been a fan of your dad’s and your grandpa too. Enjoy having your dad here to share your life with.

  43. Tracy June 16, 2014 at 1:20 am #

    I remember spending time with Hank as a child as well.

  44. Melissha June 16, 2014 at 1:18 am #

    I am just amazed at your grace and beauty, Holly. You are a treasure for sure.

  45. Beverly Hensley June 16, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    Beautiful story Holly, thank you. I for one, as a lifetime fan of your Dad know that he has always had a soft side, it shows through his music, from day one, he has shared his feelings with the world. And I for one am grateful to have lived in the same Era to hear his music. Thank you for sharing such personal feelings.

  46. Annetta Burch June 16, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    As a fan of Hank Williams, Jr. from the beginning of his career, I loved this tribute from you, Holly. Great job! Thanks.

  47. Lorie Thompson June 16, 2014 at 1:10 am #

    Happy Fathers day Bocephus

  48. Howard Lofton June 16, 2014 at 1:09 am #

    Great memories and glad you shared them with us . Howard Lofton Georgiana ,Alabama

  49. Tina S June 16, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    This was great to read. I grew up listening to your Dad and many others from the era. Hearing their songs makes me think of mine and it’s a great thought!

  50. Amanda Michel June 16, 2014 at 1:05 am #

    What a beautiful message Holly! My dad did some bad things in his life but he was still DAD.

  51. linda June 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm #

    Thank you for sharing!

  52. Chris Gribble June 15, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    Awesome, I am a long time fan and admirer of Hanks Music and also of Holly as well, that Apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree !!
    Happy Fathers Day Bocephus,
    Chris

  53. Debra Lovvorn June 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    That was a very sweet and heartfelt story. I have always loved your dad’s music. It is so good to know that he is the wonderful man I always thought he was at heart!

  54. Melissa Johnson June 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Hank Jr. has always around the troy area. He is so nice to everyone that treats him like he is a regular person. Hank Jr. and family is so welcome Pike County.

  55. Sherri Jones June 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Holly , These are very special memories & so proud you shared these with us. I’m glad you still have your Dad too. I lost mine in 2012 & miss him dearly, especially on days like these.

  56. Audrey Horrighs June 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    Have always loved your Fathers music and now I love yours. I also loved the story of him and your mother. You have done them both proud..congratulations. I look forward to more amazing music from this family.

  57. Walt Moore June 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    I love your Family’s Music. I started hearing Williams music since 1953.Your Daddy’s music got me thru some bad years. I live near Nashville and hope I get to meet him soon. I’m glad you are carrying on The Family Tradition….

  58. Alan Collins June 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    This is truly amazing to see… Thank you for sharing these pics and the story. Your fathers music is a big part of my life, and now I am growing to love yours as well….. Thanks again, huge fan from Atlanta Georgia

  59. Baird June 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    Thank you for sharing

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