Music Monday: “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” by Waylon Jennings

 

You can, as they say, take the boy out of the country… but you cannot take the country out of the boy.

I remain a lover of country music. As much as I love jazz, or rock, or the blues… in end, when I feel blue or when I am feeling like celebrating, I turn to Waylon, Willie, Johnny, Merle, Hank, Hank Jr., and George.

This song reminds us that country has always had a fault line running through it… the internal battle between real country and the corporate-pop crap that most stations play.

There are many versions of “Are You Sure Hank Done it this Way.” I picked this one for Johnny’s intro and because Willie is playing backup.

On a beautiful summer day, what could be better than a stage full of country outlaws.

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