WILD STREAK, Hank Williams Jr.'s previous album, was straight-ahead Southern rock. LONE WOLF marks a return to a hard country sound. There are no Lynyrd Skynyrd covers here.
Highlights include a remake of David Houston's 1966 honky-tonk hit "Almost Persuaded," and "Big Mamou," with zydeco great Jo-El Sonnier on accordion. "U.S.A. Today" is yet another of Williams, Jr.'s patented patriotic anthems. He notes sagely that "we have the right to vote our leaders in, and the right to vote 'em out." "Stoned at the Jukebox" quotes from Williams Sr.'s "I Can't Help it If I'm Still in Love With You," while "Man to Man" finds Junior fantasizing about phoning his father in heaven.