Hank Williams (1923-1953) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Williams recorded 35 singles that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. He is generally regarded as one of the most important figures in country music history.Williams passed away at the age of 29, reportedly after injecting himself with morphine. His son, Hank Williams Jr. (born in 1948) also went on to become a country music singer. Check...Read Full Story
While Hank Williams may have been unable to read or write music, he has since become widely regarded as the greatest country musician of all time. He charted many number one country hits while, and his songs have been performed by hundreds of other artists.Artists who have performed his songs include Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen , Beck Hansen, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong.Williams passed away at the age of 29, reportedly after...Read Full Story
Hank Williams (born September 17, 1923, died January 1, 1953) was an American country music performer. Find more Hank Williams news and information here.