Country Legend Hank Williams Jr. Shocks Fans with Surprise Wedding To Brandi

The couple wed in an intimate ceremony on Sept. 9.

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Lauren Jo Black

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September 12, 2023

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Hank Williams Jr., Brandi Wedding; Photo Courtesy Facebook

Hank Williams Jr. revealed that he married his fiancée Brandi after secretly proposing to her earlier this year.

A representative for the country music icon took to Hank Jr.’s social media on Monday afternoon (Sept. 11) to share the news with his fans. 

Secret Engagement And Surprise Wedding

“Please congratulate Mr. And Mrs. Hank Williams Jr!” the statement began. ”Hank and Brandi were married on Sept 9, 2023 at Enon Baptist Church in Banks, Alabama in front of a small group of family and friends.”

The statement also shared that after tying the knot at Enon Baptist Church in Banks, Alabama, the couple celebrated their nuptials with a reception at Kendall Hall in Troy, Alabama. 

”A reception followed at Kendall Hall in Troy, Alabama,” the statement continued. 

First Photo Of Thew Newlyweds

On Tuesday (Sept. 12), Hank Williams Jr.’s social media accounts shared the first photo of the new Mr. and Mrs. Hank Williams Jr. 

The picture depicts the newlyweds beaming with happiness on their wedding day. Hank Jr. can be seen sporting his signature aviators, while Brandi is donning a sparkling wedding gown with a beautiful cascading bouquet of white flowers.  

Friends For Two Decades

The couple got engaged earlier this year on Mother’s Day (May 14) after being friends for 20 years. 

Neither Hank Jr. nor Brandi revealed their engagement until after the pair tied the knot in Alabama this past weekend. 

Brandi first popped up on Hank Williams Jr.’s social media accounts throughout the past year. In the photos, the newly engaged couple can be seen enjoying outdoor activities together, such as fishing and hunting.

In one particularly sweet Instagram post, Hank Williams Jr. couldn’t help but express his affection for Brandi, affectionately referring to them as “sweethearts.” Through these posts, fans have been granted brief insights into their romantic journey, one that largely remains concealed from the public eye.

Hank Williams Jr., Brandi; Photo Courtesy Facebook
Hank Williams Jr., Brandi; Photo Courtesy Facebook

The news of the couple’s wedding comes after the 2022 death of Hank Williams Jr.’s wife, Mary Jane Thomas, who passed away on March 22, 2022.

Her unexpected death was caused by a collapsed lung that occurred during an elective surgery that took place the day before her passing. The official autopsy lists Mary Jane Thomas’ cause of death as “pneumothorax due to perforated parietal pleura during liposuction with autologous fat reinjection procedure.” 

Weeks after her passing, Hank Jr. shared a tribute to Mary Jane Thomas on Instagram. 

“38 wonderful years she gave me. Her kind spirit and beautiful and endearing love carries on in the hearts of our son, Sam, grandsons Beau and Tennyson, and granddaughter Audrey Jane,” he wrote. “Of course, she will be missed and loved by so many forever.”

Fourth Marriage

Hank Jr. was previously married to Gwen Yeargain (1971-1977) and Becky White (1977-1983). His marriage to Brandi is his fourth.   

The GRAMMY winner continues to tour and has two dates remaining on the books for 2023: Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, Oklahoma. 

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Boogie Bar Opening This Fall

Additionally, later this fall, the country music icon will be honored in Nashville with the opening of the Hank Williams Jr.-themed bar, dubbed Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar.

Coming to Nashville’s Lower Broadway this fall, the three-level and rooftop establishment will lie between the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and AJ’s Good Time Bar at 419 Broadway, according to a report from the Nashville Business Journal.

Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar is named in honor of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s chart-topping hit, “Born to Boogie.” Released in 1987, the song served as the lead single of Hank Williams Jr.’s 1987 album of the same name.

Photo Courtesy Hank Williams Jr.
Photo Courtesy Hank Williams Jr.

An opening date for Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar has yet to be confirmed, however, it’s expected to welcome guests beginning in the “early” fall.

For more information on Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar, click HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.