Sam Williams Explains How Country’s ‘Outlaw Movement’ Has Evolved in documentary 'Rebel Country'

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June 7, 2024
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Sam Williams is redefining the meaning of a country music outlaw. In an exclusive clip from the upcoming documentary Rebel Country, premiering exclusively with PEOPLE on Friday, June 7, Sam opens up about challenging the status quo in country music by embracing his sexuality. In the opening of the clip, Sam, who's the grandson of legendary country singer Hank Williams, is seen performing his confessional song "Tilted Crown." "An outlaw in my grandfather's time was a very literal sense of, 'Don't mess with them or they're gonna shoot you,'" the "Weatherman" singer says.

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Sam Williams A man wearing a light, tie-dyed denim jacket with multiple necklaces stands in front of a bright blue background with white text.
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