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Risin' Outlaw is the debut studio album by Hank Williams III, released on September 7, 1999. The album showcases a neotraditional country sound.

Risin' Outlaw
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 1999
GenreNeotraditional country
  • Chuck Howard
  • Bob Campbell-Smith
Hank Williams III chronology
Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts
Risin' Outlaw
Live in Scotland
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer GuideB+[2]

Hank Williams III has stated that he despises Risin' Outlaw in particular and considers his next album Lovesick, Broke and Driftin' as his real debut. In an interview Williams gave with, he said: "I'm not happy with it. I hate it; can't even listen to but maybe two songs on it. I said (to the label) that every damn interview that I do I ain't gonna talk good about it. Curb thinks this album is so different and so alternative. It's a headache."[3] The CD version of the album is currently out of print, though it is available on iTunes and Spotify.


Track listingEdit

1."I Don't Know"Randy Howard3:23
2."You're the Reason"Bobby Edwards, Terry Fell, James F. Hanley, Mildred Imes2:49
3."If the Shoe Fits"Warren Denny, Hank Williams III2:54
4."87 Southbound"Wayne Hancock2:52
5."Lonesome for You"Buddy Miller, Julie Miller3:17
6."What Did Love Ever Do to You"Kostas, Dean Miller3:01
7."On My Own"Williams2:55
8."Honky Tonk Girls"Kostas2:42
9."Devil's Daughter"Eddie Pleasant, Kostas, Williams3:17
10."Cocaine Blues"T.J. Arnall3:53
11."Thunderstorms and Neon Signs"Wayne Hancock4:21
12."Why Don't You Leave Me Alone"Hancock5:03
13."Blue Devil"Williams3:19
Total length:43:54


Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 52


  1. ^ Phares, Heather (1999-09-07). "Risin' Outlaw Hank Williams III". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  2. ^ CG
  3. ^ Netherland, Tom (1999-09-07). "Hank Williams III: Like grandfather, like grandson". Retrieved 2012-04-20.