ZZ Prime’s Dusty Hill remembered by ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Willie Robertson: ‘Our beards bowed down’ to him

ZZ Top's Dusty Hill remembered by 'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson: 'Our beards bowed down' to him

2021-07-30 15:34:37

EXCLUSIVE: Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson is lamenting the lack of his pal, ZZ Prime bassist Dusty Hill, who died on Wednesday on the age of 72.

The fact star had come to satisfy the founding member of the blues band when its “Sharp Dressed Man” grew to become the theme tune to the rowdy household’s actuality empire. 

On Thursday, Robertson informed Fox Information that information of Hill’s passing introduced again recollections of the final time he and Hill had seen one another – simply two years in the past on the band’s Fiftieth-anniversary shindig, which doubled as Hill’s seventieth party.

“Our beards bowed down once we obtained of their presence as a result of they’d been working that look means longer than we had, that is for certain,” Robertson mentioned of the signature second.

“After I was with them a few years in the past, they had been heading off to Europe to play for like two months or one thing, it was loopy. And I used to be pondering on the time, not lots of people have their seventieth birthday after which take off to Europe to maintain working and maintain doing what they like to do,” Robertson continued. “And it is only a tribute to him and their lives, their ardour and what they’d. They’d one thing good they usually stored it collectively, stored the look, stored all the pieces.”


Musicians Dusty Hill (left) and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Prime carry out onstage throughout day two of 2015 Stagecoach. Hill has died on the age of 72. 
(Picture by Frazer Harrison/Getty Photos for Stagecoach)

The fact star went on to specific the sensation of being invited to the festive gathering, explaining that he was simply joyful to be there to soak up the expertise among the many music legends.

“We simply had a blast that we obtained to hang around. It was actually cool that we obtained invited to that,” he mentioned, calling the time “an actual honor.” 

“It was most likely the final time I noticed him – yeah, the final time I obtained to hang around with him and I used to be there.”

“We shared with them one thing comparable in that we sort of got here from usually the identical space and sort of got here out of nowhere. We simply do what we like to do.”

— Willie Robertson


As a “big ZZ Prime fan,” Robertson mentioned the primary live performance he ever attended together with his spouse, Korie Robertson, was in truth, a ZZ Prime present. As soon as he and the household had met the band, “we did an episode collectively and it was an actual cool thrill,” he mentioned of the Season 11 spotlight.

“I used to be an enormous fan and grew up listening to their stuff, after which simply attending to know these guys was actually nice,” he mentioned. “He undoubtedly related to [the Robertson family]. That was our opening tune. So, a variety of cool issues we had going with that. We did not know what the theme tune was going to be. Once they mentioned, ‘Sharp Dressed Man,’ I used to be like, man that is excellent.’”

"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson reflected on the life of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill to Fox News.

“Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson mirrored on the lifetime of ZZ Prime bassist Dusty Hill to Fox Information.

Talking on ZZ Prime’s longevity because it pertains to “Dynasty,” Robertson mentioned that he couldn’t think about “in one million years” that he would at some point come to satisfy his music hero, not to mention get pleasure from success on an identical stage the band has achieved.


“I believe we shared with them one thing comparable in that we sort of got here from usually the identical space and sort of got here out of nowhere,” he mentioned. “We simply do what we like to do. And for these guys taking part in music – they obtained to this nationwide highlight and yeah, we shared that collectively and we’d really speak about that and the way from little small cities round right here and popping out and doing that.”’

Added Robertson: “I believe their longevity was simply unimaginable. And so lots of these bands within the ’80s got here and went and you do not even keep in mind the names of many extra, however we simply sort of discovered that sound of what they favored. I am going to always remember when ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ and people sounds got here out, in fact, I had no thought on the time that I’d be related to that tune someway – I could not see it in one million years.”


“To be part of such a legacy is simply actually cool,” Robertson famous.

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