Randall Hank Williams, better known as Hank Williams, JR. and Bocephus, is a
country singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered
a blend of Southern Rock, blues , and traditional country. He is the son of country
music pioneer Hank Williams. Hank Williams, Jr. w as born one month before his legendary father made his landmark first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. His
father nicknamed him “Bocephus” after the ventriloquist dummy used by country comedian Rod Brasfield. He was only three when his father died in 1952. On
November 11, 2008, Williams was honored as a BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) Icon
at the 56th annual BMI Country Awards.