Hank Williams became a co-conspirator in Jackson's rebellion against the ACM Awards in 1994. It all started with Jackson showing up to the typically black tie event in a sleeveless Hank Williams T-shirt, claiming he thought it was perfect because who is more country than Hank Williams? Then, when he was told he had to perform his hit "Gone Country
" to a pre-recorded track, he tipped his hat to the charade by telling his drummer to play without sticks. Jackson left unscathed by his antics and with an award for Top Male Vocalist.