The Walmart AMP is excited to announce another addition to the 2017 Cox Concert Series. Hank Williams Jr. returns to the Walmart AMP Saturday, July 15, 2017. Gates open at 6pm and music starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12 at 10 am and prices start 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

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. In 1987, Hank Jr. won his first of five country music “entertainer of the year” awards, and the two albums released that year – Hank Live and Born to Boogie were platinum sellers.

Born to Boogie was the CMA’s album of the year in 1988, when manager Merle Kilgore arranged a deal with ABC’s Monday Night Football to have Hank Jr. re-work “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” into a theme song to be played before each Monday’s game. Two years later, the song won the first of four straight Emmy Awards®, and Hank Jr. would be the singing voice of Monday Night Football for 22 years. With the Monday Night Football deal in place, Hank Williams Jr. was now known to millions who had never even listened to country music, and he’d become an ambassador for that musical genre. He’s held that position to the present, with hard-charging songs that speak to his truth, his “unique position,” and to our lives. His room-shaking voice is as identifiable to fans as that of his father.

Hank Jr. last played the Walmart AMP in August 2015.