NASHVILLE - Hank Williams Jr., says that he did not mean to offend gays and lesbians when he said that there are no gays and lesbians on farms, ranches, and out in the backwoods.
Hank Jr., who was nicknamed Bocephus by his father the legendary country music legend Hank Williams, spoke with Calcutta Cotton of Music Moments Magazine at The Guitar Pick Bar & Grill.
He told Miss Cotton that he has a reputation for sometimes letting words come out of his mouth before he has had a chance to filter them through his brain.
Williams said that just within the past nine months that he has had sudden outbursts in which he insulted both gay and straight individuals including Lance Bass, Oprah Winfrey, Brett Favre, Adam Lambert, Jane Lynch, Clay Aiken, and Pope Benedict XVI.
The country singer told Miss Cotton that personally he doesn't give two hoots if someone is gay or lesbian just as long as they do not go around singing, humming, or whistling his songs.
Miss Cotton asked him if he was serious about that. Hank Jr., put down his bottle of Coors Light Beer and his bag of beer nuts and replied that he is as serious as a porcupine slobbering all over himself as he chases a balloon down the street.
Williams then divulged that he is presently working on what will be one of the most unusual country music albums in the history of recorded country music.
He said that he has decided to record an album featuring 10 songs by artists who are same gender enthusiasts (gays and lesbians).
The Album is titled Hank Williams, Jr., Sings The Songs of Gays & Lesbians.
He pointed out that so far he has recorded three of the songs. The first one is Clay Aiken's "I May Look A Might Skinny, But I'm A Mean Southern Sidesaddle Riding Fella."
Another song is Melissa Etheridge's "I Don't Need No Adam's Apple To Man-Handle You Baby Doll."
And the third song is RuPaul's "Hey Cowboy, Underneath This Ton Of Make Up Is One Hell Of A Big Surprise."
SIDENOTE: Hank says he'll record the remaining seven songs and release the G & L CD in time for Christmas.