Born Hiram King Williams in Georgiana, Al., in 1923, Hank Williams made a lasting contribution to country music and established himself as one of the most famous entertainers and songwriters of all time.
His success began with the release of "Move It On Over" in 1947 on MGM records, and in 1949 Williams made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, stopping the show with a record six encores. He wrote 125 songs, 36 made the Top Ten, with 11 toping the charts. He died in the back seat of his Cadillac on the way to a show at Canton, Ohio, Jan. l, 1953.
Williams is a 1985 Lifework Award for Performing Achievement recipient.
Other Hank Williams' sites:
Official Hank Williams Website
Hank Williams, Sr.
Ron McGough's Hank Williams page
Updated: August 17, 2005