Artist of The Day: Hank Williams

posted by Cassie Betten on 09/17/2018

Monday September 17th : HANK WILLIAMS 

Hank Williams was born on this day 1923

Hank Williams is the father of contemporary country music. He was a superstar by the age of 25; he was dead at the age of 29. In those four short years, he established the rules for all the country performers who followed him and, in the process, much of popular music. Hank wrote a body of songs that became popular classics, and his direct, emotional lyrics and vocals became the standard for most popular performers. He lived a life as troubled and reckless as that depicted in his songs.

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