Hank Williams, Sr. Will Be Honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will be honoring Hank Williams in conjunction with their 'Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy' exhibit. 'I Saw the Light: Songwriters Salute Hank' will take place April 16 at 1:30PM, with Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, the Secret Sisters and others performing.
During the event, each entertainer will play some of their own tunes that were inspired by the legendary singer, and share stories about how he influenced them as artists today. As you might expect, they will also sing a few classic Williams songs.
By 1950, Williams was one of the most successful touring acts in country music. On Dec. 30, 1952 Williams left by car for two shows. He died en route, though no one knows the exact date of his death, as he was found a day later in the back seat of his Cadillac. He was pronounced dead on January 1, 1953, in Oak Hill, W.V.
Williams had 11 No. 1 songs in his short career, with his biggest hits being, 'Hey Good Lookin,'' 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and 'Your Cheatin' Heart.'
For more information on 'I Saw the Light: Songwriters Salute Hank,' visit their official site.