Country music singer Hank Williams Jr. says he doesn't miss the early years of his career when his fans saw him as a rebel.

"And I don't miss the fact that I wasn't the happiest person in the world back then," said Williams, the Country Music Association's reigning Entertainer of the Year.

"You know, I did some pretty wild things. To myself, to houses and cars. No, I don't miss that part of me at all," he said in Sunday's edition of The Tennessean of Nashville.

Williams, 34-year-old son of the legendary singer Hank Williams and whose hits include "Family Tradition" and "All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight," made 35 albums between ages 14 and 26.

It wasn't until he was in his 30s that awards began pouring in.