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Country Stars Join Darius Rucker In An Exciting Version of 'Family Tradition'! (VIDEO)

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Talk about a star-studded performance! During Darius Rucker's "Darius and Friends" Benefit Concert, he took the stage along with surprise guest Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, and Jake Owen to perform the forever-famous Hank Williams Jr. hit, "Family Tradition".

"Family Tradition" was both written and recorded by Hank Williams Jr. and is perhaps his signature song. Released in 1979, it peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. This popular song is known to be Williams' statement of rebellion. He talks about how drugs and alcohol are a way of life when it comes to his family, and even though he's been disowned by his "kinfolk", he's not going to change how he is because it's "family tradition".

This performance wasn't just amazing because of this phenomenal rendition of such a beloved song, but also because the concert as a whole ended up raising $50,000 for St. Judes. Though no one could ever sing this song like Hank Jr., these country stars sure rocked the stage - and for a good cause, too!

++++++++++++++ LYRICS BELOW ++++++++++++++

Country music singers
Have always been a real close family
But lately some of my kinfolk
Have disowned a few others and me

I guess it's because
I kinda changed my direction
And Lord, I guess I went
And broke their family tradition
They get on me want to know

Hank, why do you drink?
Hank, why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out
The songs that you wrote?

Over and over
Everybody met my prediction
So if I get stoned I'm just carryin'
On an old family tradition 

I am very proud
Of my daddy's name
Although his kind of music
And mine ain't exactly the same

Stop and think it over
Put yourself in my position
If I get stoned and sing all night long
It's a family tradition 

So don't ask me
Hank, why do you drink?
Hank, why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out
The songs that you wrote? 

If I'm down in a honky tonk
Some old slicks trying to give my friction
I say leave me alone I'm singin' all night long
It's a family tradition 

Lordy, I have loved some ladies
And I have loved Jim Beam
And they both tried to kill me in 1973 

When my doctor asked me
"Son, how'd you get in this condition?"
I said "Hey sawbones, I'm just carryin' on
An old family tradition" 

So don't ask me
Hank, why do you drink?
Hank why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out
The songs that you wrote? 

Stop and think it over
Try to put yourself in my unique position
If I get stoned and sing all night long
It's a family tradition

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