"Howlin' At The Moon" was written by Hank Sr. and was recorded on March 16, 1951. The song, which comically tells the tale of a man who's fallen in love, peaked at the third spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart following its release.
In 2003, 50 years after Hank Sr.'s death, the Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to him during a series of special performances. Both Hank III and Hank Jr. took to the stage to honor their legendary ancestor, with Hank III performing his rendition of "Howlin' At The Moon."
On 2010, Hank III performed the song yet again during an appearance on The Marty Stuart Show.
Surrounded by a band of classic country instruments, including a fiddle and cello, Hank III croons into the microphone in his grandfather's signature style. In fact, Hank III sounds so much like his grandfather that if you didn't know any better, you'd think it really was the great Hank Sr. singing.
The crowd couldn't contain their excitement during the performance, cheering for Hank III in the middle of the song. Even Marty got into it, clapping his hands along to the beat. Once Hank III finished singing, the crowd erupted into a well-deserved round of cheers and applause.
You can watch Hank III's energetic, live performance of his grandfather's hit song "Howlin' At The Moon" in the video below.
We think Hank Sr. would be proud of his grandson for performing his song so well!
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