Hank Williams

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

For much of the run of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s spirited and believable production of the stirring, poetic musical biography, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, I was visiting Nashville, Tenn. As you may know, the Music City is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Ryman Auditorium. Folks often dub the latter the “Church of Country Music.”
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Hank Williams Story at Actors' Playhouse Shouldn't Be Missed

What "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" lacks in substance, it sure makes up for in talent. Actors' Playhouse is presenting the musical in its intimate upstairs Balcony Theatre on Miracle Mile. Andy Christopher is the most likeable "Hank" you'll ever meet, and the actor can sing and play guitar, too. His...
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Hank Williams, Jr.’s Wife Died From Collapsed Lung

The cause of the death of Hank Williams Jr.'s wife, Mary Jane Thomas, was released yesterday (Monday, Juy 25th), and according to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner, she died from a collapsed lung that was accidentally punctured during elective plastic surgery procedures which included breast implant removal and liposuction on her back, arms and stomach, according to TMZ. Thomas died day after her surgery at the age of 58 back in March.

Mill Town Players present Hank Williams: Lost Highway

Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pictured: Mitchell Smith is pictured as Hank Williams, Sr. in the musical biography “Lost Highway” presented by the Mill Town Players and opening this Friday at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium. (Photo by Escobar Photography) Mill Town Players present Hank Williams: Lost Highway.

Actors’ Playhouse delivers a concert and cautionary tale in ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’

In 1987, singer-songwriter Hank Williams was given a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor, bestowed to a country music icon whose body of work included “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You),” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and countless Billboard Country and Western chart toppers, was richly deserved.

Paul Pepper: Maples Repertory Theatre presents "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" (Performance)

If you don't know much about the (short) life of country singer Hank Williams, TODD DAVISON says you will after you see 'Hank Williams: Lost Highway' at Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon starting tomorrow night! Actor MICHAEL PERRIE, JR. plays Hank Williams, and he's here to perform two songs to wet your appetite: 'Lovesick Blues' at [2:23] and 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' at [6:26]. July 14, 2022.

WATCH: Tyler Childers Covers Hank Williams, Charlie Daniels, & More at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Tyler Childers was just one of the many great country music artists to take the Q2 Stadium Stage in Austin, Texas for Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic. While in the Lone Star State, the Kentucky troubadour made quite an impression on the gathered crowd. He and his band, The Foodstamps, played 11 songs. Some of those were brand-new unreleased tunes. Others were covers of some of the biggest names in country from days gone by. While they were at it, Childers and his band played a couple of songs from his deep catalog.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway at the Miracle Theatre 7/15/22 – 7/31/22

Cost: $40-$85 Requiring social distancing? NO. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is thrilled to bring an exhilarating production about musical legend, Hank Williams, to the iconic Coral Gables theatre. Hank Williams: Lost Highway is a spectacular musical biography that follows the legendary singer-songwriter’s rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway 7/13/22-7/31/22

Hank Williams: Lost Highway is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at only twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life.
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Hitting the Hank Williams trail in Alabama

- - - The homespun poetry of songs such as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart" and many others that have come to define "classic country" earned Alabama-born singer-songwriter Hank Williams the nickname "the Hillbilly Shakespeare." His death on New Year's Day in 1953 at age 29, in the midst of a string of hits, makes the life story of Williams, one of American popular music's most prolific and successful artists, almost unbearably poignant.

The Time I Saw Hank Williams

I’d only been in San Diego about a week. It was September and it was hot. My uncle Tony called them Santa Ana winds. They sure were blowin’, but we all climbed into that big old stake truck, held on to the slats, and headed off from Chula Vista out to the country east of El Cajon on a Sunday morning, going to see Hank Williams at the Bostonia Ballroom. My Dad was especially excited. He was still the record collector in the family (that title had yet to be passed down to me), and although he only had a few of Hank’s 78s, we all were told that this man was among the best, and his music would live forever. Dad said it, and because he was the one who knew about music in our family, it had to be so. Anyway, at 12 years old, any chance to ride some 40 miles in the back of a truck and be able to pick on my sisters Leona and Dorothy in the bargain was a certain way to beat the heat on that hot day.

Hank Williams Lyrics: Fill in the Blanks (If You Can!)

Hello and welcome to our new game, Fill in the Blanks. Here, we will test your knowledge of some of the best and most well-known songs of all time. In this installment, we will dive into the insightful, exquisite, timeless lyrics of the great American artist, Hank Williams, via three of his most popular songs.

Remember When Hank Williams Made His Grand Ole Opry Debut?

Hank Williams was a fresh-faced 25-year-old when he made his historic debut on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, 1949. Williams began playing as a teenager, and he was already earning a reputation as a groundbreaking songwriter and performer before his Opry debut. The country legend had also earned a reputation for hard drinking, which initially discouraged the Opry from booking the young rising star. As Elvis Presley would years later, Williams turned to the Louisiana Hayride to help build his career, and that exposure, in turn, helped "Lovesick Blues" reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1949.
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Hank Williams Music Festival this weekend in Georgiana

The 43rd Annual Hanks Williams Music Festival is set for Friday and Saturday in Georgiana. Gates open on at 2 p.m. on Friday with Gene Watson and the Shane Garrell Band. On Saturday Neal McCoy, Mo Pitney and Bobby Tomberlin will get the music and the good times off to an 8 a.m. start.