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Hank Williams Hey Good Lookin’ Music Video and Lyrics

Enjoy this vintage footage of Hank Williams aka the "Father of Country Music" performing one of his most popular songs, "Hey Good Lookin'." The Hank Williams Hey Good Lookin’ song was released in 1951. During Hank Williams‘s short life, he produced groundbreaking music that marked the beginnings of modern country music. The Williams adaption is his version of a previously released song of the same title by Cole Porter. Hank’s track borrowed heavily from Cole’s song and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 50 years after its original release, in 2001. “Hey, Good Lookin'” was recorded on March 16, 1951, at Castle Studio in Nashville. Hank’s song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country singles chart.
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Sam Williams, Grandson of Hank Williams, Signs With Universal Music Group Nashville (EXCLUSIVE)

After he initially announced plans to release his debut album independently, singer-songwriter Sam Williams has signed with Universal Music Group Nashville, the company is announcing today. The 24-year-old son of country icon Hank Williams Jr. and grandson of pioneer Hank Williams will issue his first full-length recording, “Glasshouse Children,” via Nashville’s top label group this summer.
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Hank Williams Festival June 4-5

The 42nd Annual Hank Williams Music Festival is set for June 4 and 5 in Georgiana and will feature country music at its best and also arts and crafts, food and festival fun. Headliners for the Hank Williams Music Festival are Mark Wills, TG Sheppard and the Shane Harrell Band. The country music festival also has a fantastic supporting lineup of country music favorites including Starla Jones, Mary McDonald, Flashback Backwoods Shine featuring Robin McCombs and Ben Norris.
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Original Poster from Last Hank Williams Concert Pulls Record Bid

Hank Williams was booked to play a pair of performances in Canton, Ohio on New Years Day in 1953, but he never made the shows. Instead, he perished in the back of his Cadillac at the age of 29 near Oak Hill, West Virginia while traveling to the gig, later memorialized in country music history as “The Last Ride.” Now an actual poster printed to promote Hank’s final show has sold at auction for $150,000—the highest price ever paid for a concert poster at auction.

Concert that never was: Authentic Hank Williams poster from Canton being auctioned

The stage curtain was pulled on a winter day in 1953, revealing the absence of legendary musician and singer Hank Williams at the Canton Memorial Auditorium. More than 4,000 people in attendance had been told over a microphone that Williams had died in a car on the way to Stark County for a performance that would never be.

Heritage Auctions to offer the poster for 1953 Hank Williams concert that didn't happen

DALLAS, TX.- One of the most coveted posters in existence was made for a concert that never happened. There were actually two shows scheduled for 3 and 8:15 p.m. on New Year's Day 1953, at the Canton Memorial Auditorium in Ohio. Among those scheduled to perform on that first day of the new year: Homer and Jethro, the hillbilly satirists from Tennessee; Hawkshaw Hawkins, a maker of occasional Top 10 country hits; and Autry Inman, one of the early rockabillies whose song "I Cried Again" was recorded by the man scheduled to headline that New Year's Day show.

Jim Bradshaw: Hank Williams' 'Jambalaya' had roots in French music

Our comments several weeks ago about Hank Williams and his Cajun anthem "Jambalaya," brought a note from Keith Simon about his great grandfather Dosette Guidry, who may have played the first version long before Hank and his imitators knew what a jambalaya was. You’ll remember that "Jambalaya’s" tune closely tracks...