Hank Williams Jr., AKA "Bocephus," is an artist who has seen many ups and downs in his career. He's won top awards, scored a string of No. 1 hits and even served as the voice of Monday Night Football, but there's a lot more to his story.

Born Randall Hank Williams on May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, La., he followed in the footsteps of his father, country music icon Hank Williams, in the beginning of his career, mainly paying tribute to his father by singing his music and mimicking his style. But it wasn't until he found his own place in the business that Hank Jr. truly began to find success.

Hank Williams Jr. and Friends was his big breakout album, and joined his unique voice with other artists. It wasn't long after that Hank Williams Jr. had a brush with death in a mountain climbing accident.

In the years since, the country legend has been named Entertainer of the Year multiple times, won Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Look back at the important career of this star in our Hank Williams Jr. Through the Years gallery below.

PICTURES: Hank Williams Jr. Through the Years

Hank Williams Jr. is one of the biggest country stars of his generation. He sure has changed over the years! Scroll through to see Bocephus' evolution.

Gallery Credit: Evan Paul

PICTURES: See Inside Hank Williams Jr.'s Spectacular Southern Plantation Home

Hank Williams Jr. has listed his stunning Tennessee plantation home for sale, and pictures show a property fit for a Country Music Hall of Famer.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

Hank Williams Jr, Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony

Hank Williams Jr, Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon are welcomed into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

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