Three Generations Of The Williams Family, Hank Williams Jr., Sam, and Tennyson, Unite In Timeless Family Moment

Three generations of the Williams family came together for a an epic family photo.

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 27, 2023

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Hank Williams Jr., Sam Williams, and Tennyson Hiram Williams; Photo Courtesy Sam Williams, Instagram

Three generations of the Williams family, including Hank Williams Jr., Sam Williams, and Tennyson Hiram Williams, recently came together for a family portrait. The snapshot was shared by Sam Williams, who quoted his 2021 song, “You Can’t Fool Your Own Blood,” within the caption. 

The photo highlights the Williams family, one of country music’s most famous families. The patriarch is the living legend, Hank Williams Jr., who continues his father’s, Hank Williams, legacy within the genre. His son is Sam Williams, who also caught the musical bug and is forging his own path as a singer/songwriter. The youngest of the bunch is Sam Williams’ son, Tennyson Hiram Williams, who according to Sam Williams’ social media posts, was born in 2016. Together, these three generations stand as a testament to the enduring impact of the Williams family in the world of country music.

Hank Williams Jr. Has Five Children

Country Music Hall Of Famer Hank Williams Jr., 74, is also a father to Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Hank Williams III, and the late Katherine Diane Williams, who tragically passed away after a car crash in June of 2020.    

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

Hank Williams Jr. shows no signs of slowing down. In the fall, he shocked fans when he wed his longtime friend, Brandi, in a private ceremony on September 9. Recently, his musical legacy was celebrated with the opening of Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar on Lower Broadway in Nashville. The establishment is open now at 419 Broadway and features three levels plus a rooftop. Named in honor of his chart-topping hit, “Born To Boogie,” Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar is open seven days a week and serves a limited menu plus custom cocktails such as the Family Tradition Lemonade and Country Boy Mule.   

Beginning in April 2024, the “A Country Boy Can Survive” singer will join Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, and more on select dates of the Rock The Country festival.

Hank Williams Jr.’s Son Sam Williams Is Also An Artist

Samuel “Sam” Williams, 26, is signed to Mercury Nashville. As the grandson of country music pioneer Hank Williams and the son of country music outlaw Hank Williams Jr., music runs in his blood. According to his official bio, Sam avoided pursuing music at first.  

“To be honest, I shied away from making music for a long time,” he explained. “It was never pushed on me, which made it easier, but as a kid, more than anything, I just wanted to be normal, so I was really hesitant to go down that road.”

He initially moved to Nashville to study business in college, but at 19, he decided to change career paths and ultimately turned to music and began writing songs with lauded songwriters such as Lori McKenna and Jim Lauderdale.  

Sam Williams; Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Sam Williams; Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

“I discovered that writing songs with other people really brought out something new in me,” he explained. “It wasn’t always easy, but there’s just something so powerful about laying all your cards on the table with somebody else and turning that into art.”

Sam Williams released his debut LP, Glasshouse Children, in 2021. He recently honored his grandfather’s legacy by releasing a recording of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and performed at Hank’s 100th: A Concert In Celebration of Hank Williams, at the Country Music Hall of Fame. and most recently, Sam Williams released “I Hate The Holidays.” The soulful melody serves as a poignant reflection on the challenging emotions often stirred during the holidays, particularly as one ages.   

Does Sam Williams Have A Son?

Sam Williams welcomed a son into the world in 2016. Sam often shares photos with his on social media. In September, Tennyson Hiram Williams joined Sam on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in celebration of Hank Williams’ 100th birthday. Together, along with the audience, they sang “Happy Birthday” to the country music legend. 

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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.