Hank Williams Jr. once said of his father, “My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne.” And it’s still true. Hank Williams is considered the be-all, end-all, heartbroken drifter of country. Hank’s past is full of hard work, substance abuse and some of the best country music ever made. This pattern would be repeated by his son, Hank Williams Jr., and his grandson, Hank III. In Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams, Susan Masino tells the history of one the most well-known families in American music. Fans of Hank III will be especially pleased by Masino’s access to his never-been-told side of the story.