Hank Williams Jr. – Born To Boogie

It was a number-one hit in both the United States and Canada, earned Williams nominations for the ACM Top Male Vocalist, the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male.

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Cover LP Hank Williams Jr. Warner 1997
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“Born to Boogie” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Hank Williams Jr.. It was released in June 1987 as the title track and lead single from his album of the same name. It was a number-one hit in both the United States and Canada.
The album reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Born to Boogie also won the Country Music Association Album of the Year award in 1988 and the title track earned Williams nominations for the ACM Top Male Vocalist, the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male.



From the album Born to Boogie
B-side “What It Boils Down To”
Released June 13, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Country, Southern rock
Length 2:45
Label Warner Bros./Curb
Songwriter(s) Hank Williams Jr.
Producer(s) Barry Beckett Hank Williams Jr. Jim Ed Norman





Hank Williams Jr. – Born To Boogie Lyrics

Well my momma met my daddy down in Alabama
They tied the knot so here I am.
Born on the bayou on the Texas Line
Loved Louisiana and raised on Jambalaya.
Now before I could walk I had a guitar in my hand
By the time I could talk I had my own band,
Went on the road when I was eight years old
When I turned fifteen I was stealing the show.
Money to burn and the girls were pretty
It didn’t take me long to learn that I was born to boogie.
When I was eighteen I went to Hollywood
I met Elvis, Marilyn and Johnny B. Goode,
Got my guitar painted in the California sun
A red caddilac having to much fun.
Now we were playing them halls and jammin’
Then until they moved me on over to M.G.M.
They said this is the boy we’ve been telling you about,
He lit a cigar and stuck his hand out.
He said son have we got a deal for you
Gonna make you a star give you fifty thousand too.
I told him my Momma didn’t raise no fool.
I’ll take your money, I’ll make you a movie
But I can tell ya’ right now I am born to boogie.
Well my name is Bocephus I drink whiskey by the gallon
And I never back down and I love a good challenge
What I do now is what I did then
I like to get down with all my rowdy friends.
Now I can be sweet and I can be mean
I still got my hat and I still wear my jeans
My shades are chromo my guitar is steal
If you think I won’t then believe me I will
Get down on you baby because I ain’t no rookie
I was put here to party and I was born to boogie
Single Hank Williams, Jr Warner 1987
Single Hank Williams, Jr Warner 1987
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