The reaction to the recent release of the ‘The Unreleased Recordings’ demonstrated once again that Hank Williams is a international star, and a world class artistic icon.
As that reputation and status continue to grow, there are many in the world wide Hank Williams’ community who will likely never make it to Hank’s birthplace in his home State of Alabama.
But for all of us, it is so gratifying to see the people of Butler County, where Hank was born, and the City Of Montgomery where he learned his craft and achieved his first successes as a performer and radio personality, continue to stage events and support museums in his honor.
This weekend is the Hank Williams Festival weekend in Georgiana, at the Hank Williams Museum there, and at the headquarters of the Hank Williams’ Fan Club nearby.
I was so pleased when the Hank Williams’ Fan Club website put up a link to this site some time ago. There is a link to their very comprehensive site in the Blogroll at the side.
People who are working to preserve the memory of Hank Williams and his works, and expand the range of discussion about him would find the task hopeless if the people of Alabama did not continue to honor and celebrate their native son.
The Greenville Advocate Newspaper has published a couple of advance articles on the Festival:
And June 5:
Have a great weekend!