Hank not only was a close friend of Big Bill, but also contributed much to his career. Big Bill also includes three songs that Hank Sr. wrote for him including "Countrified" "The Little House That We Built" and "There's A Tear In My Beer."
The songs are intermingled with some of the most incredible stories of Hank Williams ever told. Bill reflects on his first meeting with the Country Music Hall of Famer, how they got acquainted, stories on the road and of course the demise of Hank.
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Bill Lister for twenty years now," Hank Williams Jr. said. "A man of many talents. He is an expert engraver who has done work for Colt Firearms and many specially commissioned pieces. He also used to be pretty handy with a guitar, and is one of the last of my fathers old time original band members. I hope I can age as gracefully as he has. He reminds me of a Texas windmill, as he stands 6 foot 7 inches. He looks that same today as he did in 1949. Bill Lister is the real McCoy."
Big Bill also tells some great road stories that have never been told before. This album is sanctioned and endorsed by both of Hank's children Hank Williams Jr. and Jett Williams.
This album contains over an hour of stories and songs about the Hank Williams legacy.
"Big Bill Lister-his talent, his stories and his experiences are traditional country music national treasures," Jett Williams said. "He was my father's friend and now he is the historian of their time together. This album is a fitting tribute to their roles at the head waters of this industry. We should all be thankful Big Bill took the time and made the effort to share his life and his talent with us in this magnificent effort."
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1. Long Gone Daddy
2. Big Bill Meets Hank
3. I Can't Help It
4. Hank Writes Countryfied
6. Don Helms and Hank
7. The Little House That We Built
8. Story Behind Tear in My Beer
9. There's A Tear In My Beer
10. Hank Jr. & Sr. Make History
11. Friends Find Bill In New York
12. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
13. Laughs On The Road
14. Your Cheating Heart
15. Louisiana, Moon Mullican And A Million Seller
17. A Hit Song Don't Care Who Sings It
18. Cold Cold Heart
19. The Hadacol Caravan
20. The Beginning of the End
21. Old Hank
22. The Dinossaur Is Done