Bill Hennessy | Hardcore Country

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Hardcore Country

by Bill Hennessy

If You only buy one album this year, buy this one,a foot stompin blend of Honky Tonk ,rockabilly and country rock that will get stuck in your head and pays respects to Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and all other musical outlaws.
Genre: Country: Outlaw Country
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1. Hardcore Country
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2. Evil in a bottle
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3. Rockin my baby
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4. Promised Land
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5. Flat Head Ford
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6. 1000 Mile Heartache
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7. Silver Wings on the Juke Box
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8. The Ballad of Johnny Porter
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9. My Ex-wives
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10. Cadillac Waitin
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11. Old Memories
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Bill Hennessy, is an unconventional artist whose debut CD,"Hardcore Country" hammers Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and hard driving Country Rock into a one of a kind sound. He hails from the Black Hills of South Dakota and has lived out most of the songs he writes. One look at his weathered exterior and you can tell he's seen some hard roads. The last thing you expect to hear from this man is good poetry, but listen to any one of his songs and that's what you'll find. If you enjoy today's one size fits all, politically correct,disposeable crap, these songs may be too real for you. Says Bill," I wish the songs were all fiction, but I guess that's the price you pay for your stories."(a couple of ex-wives, crashed motorcycles, broken bones and scars attest to that)"That doesn't mean I'm confessing to any of the crimes mentioned on the CD, but the truth is alot closer than I'd like it to be."

Born in Minnesota, Bill was exposed to a wide varity of music and people in his folk's beer joint. He played many styles of music in bar-bands over the years and always wrote his own music. He knew song-writing was his strong point but most bar-bands only play covers and aren't looking to expand their horizons. Many would settle for just being a live version of the Juke Box. As time went by there was less and less music that he could even relate to until finally he decided to make the CD he wanted to hear. " I got sick of that major label formula, you know, two hits and a load of shit. Radio plays the two hits into the ground and all you got left to listen to is the load of shit. For what a CD costs there shouldn't be any throw away songs."
The result is here for anyone who wants to listen to artist who refused to pull his punches and water it down for the sake of being major label or radio friendly. The response to his Cd has been overwhelmingly positive and has won him many converts.


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Sam & Michelle Keeler

This CD has great lyrics and a beat you just have to move to. happy to add this CD to my collection

Sheila Geist

Best unsigned Honky Tonk, Country Rock Artist around !!
This CD deserve's to be a Huge success. What a amazing singer/songwriter. The songs have meaning and the words tell the story that people can relate to.The talent portrayed by Bill in this CD is equal to any outher big Honky Tonk, Country Rock, Artist today. So get this CD and I promise you'll never get tired of it !!

Kim Michael Fairchild

Amazing effort
I was fortunate enough to hear the early Bill Hennessy. Such a pleasure to hear his current work.

My only complaint is the complete lack of profanity. Bill can riff off the top of his head the most amazing censored material. I used to stay sober at the keggers just to catch the nuances.

Terry Thomas

Awesome Bare Bones Country!
Great songs ranging from funny to kick butt to introspective. Really a great listen - been in my CD player nonstop for days - Can't wait for another one Bill!

david owen

hardcore country
excelnt... made copies for friends & they love it!


HARD CORE COUNTRY...this CD delivers. No false advertising here. This is one CD that I will wear out or blow my speakers trying. And if OLD MEMORIES of MY EX-WIFES drives me to EVIL IN A BOTTLE, then I'll take my FLAT HEAD FORD to my CADILLAC WAITIN and try to find the PROMISED LAND.


hardcore country
i love this record great job bill you now have me hooked and waiting for more

Bob Hopkins


doug froelich

some of the best dam country I've heard and i'm a rocker I'd spin this one
best Dam country I've heard and this is coming from a stone cold rocker I'd play this in a heart beat Bill I think this is great

Susan Imsdahl (Propson)

Hard Core Country
I love it! Billy really is a great singer/songwriter. Each song is its own story that takes you down a different path - its like hearing from an old friend. A fun and great CD that will stay in your head.
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