Hank Jr.’s Guitar Pickin’ To ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ In Rare, Vintage Footage Will Blow You Away

Country legend Hank Williams Jr. is known as an incredible singer, but he can also break it down on just about any instrument.

He can masterfully play piano, banjo, fiddle, and guitar, both acoustic and electric. He was considered a musical prodigy as a kid, having played all these instruments since he was basically in diapers. Since then, his talent has only grown!

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In this rare, 1976 TV performance, Hank Jr. performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Sweet Home Alabama” and definitely gave them a run for their money. He also proved that his guitar pickin’ skills are top notch.

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The main “Sweet Home Alabama” guitar riff is one of the most popular riffs of all time, which means it’s incredibly easy to spot if someone messes it up. The song additionally includes some intricate licks, a busy arrangement and two guitar solos, all of which Hank Jr. tackles with ease.

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Not only does he play the difficult riffs and licks, but he also adds a bit more to it, making it even more difficult on the guitar.

Watch him perform “Sweet Home Alabama” below.

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