Friday, July 28th, 2017
Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
Hank Williams Jr. has now outlived his father by 39 years, plenty long enough for him to become country music’s most irascible elder statesman, more or less picking up where Waylon Jennings left off. Though the meaning of the word has changed quite a bit since the late ’70s, the 68-year-old Williams seems happy enough to serve as a sort of mentor to latter-day outlaws like Eric Church and Chris Stapleton; if their politics don’t quite line up with his, that’s not something Bocephus is ever going to lose a whole lot of sleep over. The facts are Williams still commands a bigger audience than probably any of his peers, what peers he has left, and the records he still makes — last year’s It's About Time, to name the latest — are still loaded with his signature swagger as they swerve between a grin and a snarl.