— Hank Williams, Jr. (@HankJr) November 3, 2015
Their friendship goes back about six or eight years, when Church was opening shows for Bocephus. The country icon said folks told him Church was the real deal, and according to him, “they were right.”
— Hank Williams, Jr. (@HankJr) October 28, 2015
So Williams decides to nurture the friendship by showing Church the ropes of a favorite pastime: hunting for Civil War artifacts.
With a metal detector on hand, the two struck out one day to find the perfect treasures – and they did.
“He got about 20 or 30 bullets that day and a perfect U.S. buckle and his eyes got about that big, he was hooked!” Williams said. “He said, ‘This is the greatest hobby in the world … Where can I get one of these? I’m gonna have one tomorrow.’ And I told him where to go.”
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