Hank Williams


Hiram “Hank” Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was one of the most influential country singer-songwriters of his time. Hank is known as “The King of Country Music” with many number one hits including “Cold, Cold, Heart”, “Hey, Good Lookin”, and “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. He reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart with a variety of his 35 singles. His legacy continues with membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and a special citation for songwriting from the 2010 Pulitzer Board.

“At the pinnacle of country music, you’ll find names that include Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. On another level, somewhere above all the rest, you’ll find Hank Williams.”
“Candid. Passionate. Captivating. Hank Williams set the stage for the modern country star. The words and music of Hank Williams echo across the decades with a timelessness that transcends genre.”
-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
“More than fifty years after his death, Hank Williams ranks among the most powerfully iconic figures in American music. Iconic to the point that man and myth are inextricably entwined.”
-Colin Escott, PBS American Masters Series

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