One of the biggest country chart-toppers of its time, this classic Bocephus tune is a song that will bring memories flooding back – all the way back from the 1980s!
First released in September 1979, Hank Williams Jr. delivered a knockout punch to everything sitting on the charts with “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” and soared straight to the top with this rebellious tune.
Debuting as the first single from his platinum-selling 1979 album of the same name, this song quickly became one of his fan-favorite hits and shot straight into the ranks of his signature songs.
The lyrics stay true to Hank Jr.’s rebel personality and longstanding outlaw vibe he’s always held. The song itself is musically relative to those country tracks folks constantly want to hear on the radio – and we have no doubt that’s exactly why it was such a massive hit!
If you’re ready for a blast from the past and eager to hear some of the best country music you’ll find, check out the video below and hear Hank Jr.’s roaring 1980s performance of “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” from Austin City Limits.