CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
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CMT tribute to Hank Williams Jr.

CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Country music star Hank Williams Jr. pauses for a moment of reflection backstage at the Gibson Amphitheatre before emerging for the taping of his CMT special. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Hank Williams Jr. arrives backstage for some group photos with his fellow artists prior to the taping of his CMT special. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Hank Williams Jr., center, gets comfortable while listening to his fellow musicians serenade him and the rest of the Gibson Amphitheatre audience with their versions of his songs. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Hank Williams Jr. gets a kick out of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s version of Williams’ signature hit “All My Rowdy Friends (Are Coming Over Tonight)” at the CMT tribute to the country star. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
After an evening spent listening to other musicians perform his songs, Hank Williams Jr. takes the stage at the Gibson Amphitheatre to offer a song or two as well. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Country star Tim McGraw takes center stage for a version of Hank Williams Jr.’s hit “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound.” (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Kid Rock sings “My Name Is Bocephus” in honor of Hank Williams Jr. at the Oct. 25 tribute show. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Hank Williams Jr. thanks his daughter Holly Williams at the tribute show for the elder Williams on Oct. 25. Holly Williams was among a star-studded roster of entertainers honoring her father. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
A country music fan shows off his full regalia at the tribute show for Hank Williams Jr. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
CMT GIANTS: Hank Williams Jr
Hank Williams Jr. relaxes backstage. The tribute show is set to air Saturday, Nov. 17, on CMT. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
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