The Walmart AMP is excited to announce that Southern rock and blues singer Hank Williams Jr. will perform with special guests 38 SPECIAL and Whiskey Myers on Saturday, August 22. Doors will open at 6 pm and music will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 8 at 10 am and ticket prices range $41-$95.50, plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting The Walmart AMP Box Office in Rogers is closed. 

Son of country music legend Hank Williams and singing as Hank Williams, Jr. before he was 10, the son never had much in the way of a career choice. The choice wasn’t whether he’d sing, but what, how and why. “Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine that they’d grow up to be cowboys,” he wrote in his Living Proof autobiography. “I knew I’d grow up to be a singer. That’s all there ever was, the only option, from the beginning.” At this beginning, his mother worked to mold her son into a miniature version of his late father, and for 20 years he struggled, uncomfortably, to break the mold. When he finally found his own sound and style, he reached sales plateaus that his father never dreamed of: 20 gold albums, six platinum albums, and 13 chart-topping albums. He has been selling out massive venues for a longer period of time than his father spent on earth. He has done more than honor his father’s legacy; he has extended it, enriched it, enhanced it and elevated it. In 1987, Hank Jr. won his first of five country music “entertainer of the year” awards, and the two albums released that year – Hank Live and Born to Boogie were platinum sellers. Born to Boogie was the CMA’s album of the year in 1988, when manager Merle Kilgore arranged a deal with ABC’s Monday Night Football to have Hank Jr. re-work “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” into a theme song to be played before each Monday’s game. Two years later, the song won the first of four straight Emmy Awards, and Hank Jr. would be the singing voice of Monday Night Football for 22 years. With the Monday Night Football deal in place, Hank Williams Jr. was now known to millions who had never even listened to country music, and he’d become an ambassador for that musical genre. He’s held that position through the 1990s and up to the present, with hard-charging songs that speak to his truth, his “unique position,” and to our lives. His room-shaking voice is as identifiable to fans as that of his father.

After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. At each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.

Whiskey Myers is an American country music band. They make honest music. Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like every day soul. Their songs are stories, with characters and situations that are immediately relatable. Stories of celebration, of mourning, of trials and triumph. Through the quality of these songs, and their undeniable power in concert and on record, the band has attracted a devoted army of outspoken fans who pack venues, sing the band’s praises online, and continue to make Whiskey Myers a growing word-of-mouth sensation. Whiskey Myers’ most recent full-length, Firewater, was released on their own Wiggy Thump imprint in the spring of 2011. It continues to sell steadily, enjoying a remarkable run on the Texas Music Charts that culminated with its third single “Anna Marie” reaching # 1.