Hank Williams Jr. added to 2017 AMP lineup


Hank Williams Jr. is set to return to the Walmart AMP on Saturday, July 15, officials announced today.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12 with prices starting at $41 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walmart AMP box office in Rogers or the Walton Arts Center box office by calling 479-443-5600 or by visiting www.amptickets.com.

The country music icon was last at the AMP in August 2015 with 38 Special.

From the AMP:

Son of country music legend Hank Williams and singing as Hank Williams, Jr. before he was 10, the son never had much in the way of a career choice. The choice wasn’t whether he’d sing, but what, how and why.

“Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine that they’d grow up to be cowboys,” he wrote in his Living Proof autobiography. “I knew I’d grow up to be a singer. That’s all there ever was, the only option, from the beginning.” At this beginning, his mother worked to mold her son into a miniature version of his late father, and for 20 years he struggled, uncomfortably, to break the mold. When he finally found his own sound and style, he reached sales plateaus that his father never dreamed of: 20 gold albums, six platinum albums, and 13 chart-topping albums.

Hank Jr. has been selling out massive venues for a longer period of time than his father spent on earth. He has done more than honor his father’s legacy; he has extended it, enriched it, enhanced it and elevated it.