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Hank Williams Jr. is doing something he used to avoid - performing on New Year's Eve. 

The country great is headlining Nashville's "2013 Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway" Tuesday night. 

For many years Williams wouldn't perform on the holiday, since New Year's Day is the anniversary of his father's death.  Country legend Hank Williams Sr. died on January 1st, 1953, when his son was just three years old. 

Hank Jr. tells Nashville's "Tennessean" New Year's "used to be a real special thing," but now "it's been quite a few years."  The singer adds that he'll really deliver on stage.  He says fans are often surprised by his high-energy show.  But he explains that can give each show his all, because he's cut back on performing and isn't "worn out" from playing over 150 concerts a year.  Williams says he's put in his time "living in a bus," and "it ain't gonna happen" again.  He now typically plays only about 25 shows a year. 

Brett Eldredge, Blackberry Smoke, and Robert Randolph are some of the other artists slated to perform at the event.  The "2013 Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway" will also include a "Music Note Drop" - Nashville's equivalent of the crystal ball in New York's Times Square - and a fireworks display. 

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