Hank Williams Jr
Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
March 2, 1986
Hank Williams Jr.
with Special Guest Lacy J. Dalton
|SHOW DATE: Sunday, March 2, 1986 • 7:00pm|
|On March 2, 1986, Hank Jr. made the first of what would turn out to
be four appearances at the WVU Coliseum. In the early 1980s,
Hank Williams Jr. catapulted to full-on superstar status, with major
hits, including “Texas Women,” “Dixie On My Mind,” “All My Rowdy Friends
(Have Settled Down),” and in 1984, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over
Tonight,” a party anthem featuring a riotous video that starred Bocephus
in conjunction with stars from inside (Merle Kilgore, Porter Wagoner, Kris
Kristofferson, etc.) and outside (Cheech and Chong) country music. His
star power was on full display in front of the 8,650 country music
fans who packed the Coliseum that night.
Singer/songwriter Lacy J. Dalton opened for Hank Williams Jr. that night. Dalton is known for her gritty, powerful vocals, so much so that "People" magazine dubbed her "country's Bonnie Raitt." Her stage shows truly electrified audiences, making her one of the few women who could successfully open a show for Hank Jr, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard or Charlie Daniels. Her signature hit "16th Avenue" became the anthem for Nashville songwriters.