Country Music Icon Hank Williams Jr. Finds Love Again – Reportedly Engaged to Brandi

Brandi first popped up on Hank Jr.’s social media accounts earlier this year.


Lauren Jo Black

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September 11, 2023


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Hank Williams Jr., Brandi; Photo Courtesy Facebook

Hank Williams Jr., the legendary country singer known for hits like “A Country Boy Can Survive” and “Family Tradition” is making headlines once again, but this time it’s not about his music. According to a recent report, the 74-year-old icon is engaged, bringing a new chapter of love and happiness into his life.

The “A Country Boy Can Survive” singer, 74, is reportedly engaged to Brandi, who has popped up on his 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.

Hank Williams Jr., Brandi; Photos Courtesy Instagram
Hank Williams Jr., Brandi; Photos Courtesy Instagram


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.

The Country Music Hall of Famer has yet to confirm the engagement, however, Brandi has been spotted wearing a ring.

The Facebook page The Pure Hank Radio Show shared a photo of Hank Williams Jr. and Brandi with the caption, “The newly engaged outlaw country music and southern rock legend Hank Williams, Jr. alongside his beautiful and lovely fiancé Brandi.” also reported the news of Hank Williams Jr.’s engagement on Monday morning. 

Previous Wife Passed Away In 2022

The news 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.” 

Hank Williams Jr. Mary Jane Thomas; Photo by Jason Kempkin, Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame
Hank Williams Jr. Mary Jane Thomas; Photo by Jason Kempkin, Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame

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.”

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

Continues To Tour

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.      

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. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.