Hank Williams Jr. has been on the up this year. His fans at Last.fm have started to tune in in droves, driving up the scrobbles for top tracks like “Stoned At The Jukebox” (see right). In the last six months it has leapt to the top of his charts, and can now claim 11,502 listeners.
Tracks like “Big River,” his Johnny Cash tribute, and “Eleven Roses” have been more consistently successful, pulling a few hundred listeners every single week. It might be telling though that none of his top ten come from the late ’80′s period for which he won awards. Instead they’re a smattering of much older material and the occasional recent release.
That said, Jr. isn’t making quite the impression he made on listeners in the eighties. When compared to the audience his eldest son and father get he doesn’t do well at all.
His son, Hank Williams III, has about 2/3 of the total audience, but more than two and half times the total plays, topping out at 1,756,768 scrobbles to date. Meanwhile country pioneer Hank Williams boasts an impressive 3,382,844 plays from 300,874 listeners, teaching the youngsters a lesson about longevity in the process.
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