A country boy may be able to survive, but his shotgun got lost along the way.

Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is offering "fifty $100 dollar bills [sic]" (that's $5,000) plus a $1,000 finder's fee to the person who can locate his grandfather's 16-gauge shotgun, which he believes may be somewhere in South Alabama.

Williams' attorney posted the announcement on Facebook on May 17 featuring an announcement from Williams himself, who wrote, "Growing up, I spent a lot of time in South Alabama with my Granddad Sheppard. Now I'm looking for his shotgun. I want to pass that old Remington down to my children and grandchildren." 

That's right. He wants his shotgun back so it can become an heirloom. You might even call it a family tradition.

Williams' attorney wrote that the shotgun was probably lost when the singer moved, but Williams promised that whoever comes forward with the gun can do so "no questions asked, no chance of criminal prosecution." Maybe one of his rowdy friends took it before they settled down.

It's a real life treasure hunt with $6,000 at the end of the rainbow — or, if you prefer, a gun or guitar. After all, a cowboy's work is just never done.