Around 46 years ago, Hank Williams Jr. survived a near fatal accident when falling approximately 540' feet down the Ajax mountainside. He would undergo 17 major operations and reconstructive surgeries with doctors predicting that he would not live through the evening. Hank would awake days later from his coma to godparents Johnny and June Carter Cash at his bedside.
Despite fears that he would never sing again, Hank would re-emerge in the public eye years later with a drastically different appearance and sound. Donning his now-signature look of a hat, sunglasses and beard in effort to conceal the telling scars of that near tragic day.
In the decades that followed, he would reach super stardom through a slew of classic country and southern rock hits. Ultimately releasing 21 albums between the years of 1979 and 1992, essentially an album every 8 months. All of which was at least certified gold or platinum. Williams lived to become a legend and ultimately proved that "A Country Boy Can Survive."