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Hank Williams Sr. Information At Hankville
Hiram "Hank" Williams
September 17, 1923 - January 1, 1953
  • At one time Hank had 5 of the top 12 Pop Songs!
  • Hank was first signed by Acuff-Rose as a songwriter. He received a draw of $50 a month
  • When Hank played at the Opry the word "beer" was not allowed. When Hank sang his hit "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (I Can't Buy No Beer), he inserted the word "milk" for the word "beer". The crowd loved it.
  • Hank wore Nudie suits, or western clothes with hand painted ties, and always wore hand tooled boots.
  • During his 29 year lifetime, hank recorded 129 songs.
  • Hank's stardom lasted less than 4 years (1949-Jan 1953)
  • Hank stood over 6 feet tall and weighed around 140 pounds
  • Hank made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, 1949. He sang his hit song, "Lovesick Blues" which had sold over 3 million copies. He received a standing ovation and six encores. Red Foley had to literally plead with the audience to let the show continue!
There have over 700 tribute songs written and recorded about Hank Williams. The most well known are:
  • "Midnight in Montgomery"--Alan Jackson
  • "The Ride"--David Allan Coe
  • "Time Marches On"--Tracy Lawrence
  • "Hank, You Wrote My Life"--Moe Bandy
  • "I Don't Think Hank Done it This Way"--Waylon Jennings
  • "If You Don't Like Hank Williams, You Can Kiss My Ass"--Kris Kristofferson

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