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Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas last Oct. 1, which began while country star Jason Aldean was performing as the final act of the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, another country singer who had played the event, Lee Brice, appeared on a local news station in South Carolina. Music NRA
Imagine there is an artist who defined an era of country music, scored multiple No. 1 hits across a dominant decade (although not as many as you'd think), won multiple Entertainer of the Year awards and played to sold out crowds nationwide for several decades. This artist was also tremendously ...

Turn up the Texas-raised, Colorado-based traditional country singer's gritty new throwback album, 'Ain't It Something, Hank Williams.' ... The goal was not for me to co-write every song on this record that wasn't a Hank Williams tune, but rather to include songs that fit into the concept of Hank Williams ...
They are the greatest rock, blues and country band in the world. They combined everything, and they're the best at it. I'm a huge fan of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – their attitudes, lyrics, music and longevity.”), the Allman Brothers (“The guitar playing of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts spoke to me. ARTS Heroes
Early one morning in 1957, country singer Ernest Tubb barged into the lobby of the National Life Building in downtown Nashville, withdrew a revolver from ... Formerly the gatekeeper at the Grand Ol' Opry and currently a concert promoter and song publisher, Denny was the guy who fired Hank Williams and ... ARTS Heroes

(Press Release) -- Country music legend Hank Williams, Jr. will perform at Pinewood Bowl Theater in Lincoln, NE on May 25, along with Josh Abbott ... In addition to the history-making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project includes new tunes such as “Dress Like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,” “It's ... ARTS Heroes
With their colourful “Nudie” suits (the late Nudie Cohn designed ornate, heavily embellished stage clothes for the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and ... Former One Direction singer Niall Horan worked on his debut solo album with country artist Maren Morris, while Ed Sheeran's work has been hugely ... ARTS Heroes
Despite not being a huge hit during his lifetime, the song “Lost Highway” went on to help define Hank Williams' near-mythical career. ... interview with his wife Myrtie “Mrs. Leon” Payne cited in Dorothy Horstman's 1976 book Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, the singer's real-life struggles informed the lyrics. ARTS Heroes
Ronnie Prophet, a Canadian country music singer who rose to fame in the 1970s via his music as well as his work on various variety TV shows, died Friday (Mar. ... He also hosted prominent special guests, including Dolly Parton, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr., and other legendary country names. ARTS Heroes
The singer's takes on such country tunes as Hank Williams' "Jambalaya (on the Bayou)," the Skeeter Davis hit "The End of the World" and the Eagles' "Desperado" were hints of what could have been a second act for Karen. But Carpenter's influence on singers of all genres, including country music, has ... ARTS Heroes
Country music was the main attraction Wednesday in a concert billed as: “A Night at the Opry.” This was a glorious journey through country music history, starring country's Patron Saint — Hank Williams (Matchett). Also on the bill was Patsy Cline (Whitney Abell-Couch) and Kitty Wells (Amanda Warren). ARTS Heroes
If it was supposed to be a secret then the cat's out of the bag: Revelstoke loves country music. ... Hank Williams Live —1952 takes the audience on a journey to the last concert performed by the “king of country music.” ... My dad didn't play guitar at all and he was a terrible singer, but very enthusiastic. ARTS Heroes
Joe Matheson is set to bring to life the stories and music of country music legend Hank Williams at the Bert Church Live Theatre Feb. 21. Submitted/For Rocky View Publishing. His songs are the stuff of country music legend, but the life of singer-songwriter Hank Williams was a twisting narrative all its own. ARTS Heroes
You'd be hard-pressed to find a traditional country singer who hasn't been influenced by Hank Williams, but few modern traditionalists have taken the lyrics and legacy of Williams' to heart as deeply as Leslie Tom. Tom has been a disciple of Williams since she was a child. She says the singer has shaped ... ARTS Heroes
The 1970s were good to Daniels, playing the fiddle with Hank Williams Jr. on his 1975 album. In 1979, Daniels produced the iconic "Devil Went Down to Georgia," for which he won a Grammy. The song remains widely played today. He continued to produce hits in the decades to follow and has ...

The first song Jason Petty remembers hearing was "Hey, Good Lookin'." His father singing that Hank Williams' tune in the car eventually resulted in a career rooted in country music. Lakeshore Community Concerts present "Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes" March 22 at Munster High School Auditorium.
It's a 10-track reflection of Leslie's own journey in life, thoughtfully—and often playfully—intertwined with Hank Williams-inspired tales of addiction, love, heartache and loss. “A part of all of us died, too, the day he passed away,” she croons on “Mr. Williams,” spotlighting the legend's lasting emotional and ...
Imagine trying to reconstruct the history of the last twenty years of country music by looking at the genre's main two Grammy awards, Best Country Album and Best Country Song. The result would be a universe where artists like Brandy Clark and Sturgill Simpson are superstars and nobody has heard of ...
HARLINGEN — Are you ready for a nostalgic night listening to legendary Hank Williams music and learn about his influence on country music? If your answer is yes, on Saturday, Jan. 27, you will have that opportunity to experience Obie Award-winning singer/actor Jason Petty. Petty will bring Williams' ...
Slumped in the back seat of a baby blue Cadillac speeding through a dark night, Hank Williams died New Year's Day, 1953. ... the creation of a man named Cecil Jackson who had attended Williams' funeral as a teen and swore to someday create a museum for "the greatest singer and songwriter of all time.
An estimated 20,000 people attended the funeral of Hank Williams at Montgomery's Municipal Auditorium, surpassing Jefferson Davis's inauguration as ... Hiram “Hank” King Williams (1923-53) lived 29 years and recorded music for only six, but he left an indelible mark on country music, helping push it to ...
It also spawned some of the best country and bluegrass ever written. “I've always had a soft spot for the old time stuff like Hank Williams,” says lead singer and acoustic guitar player Quinn Clark. “You know, the outlaw guys.” The Give 'Em Hell Boys have been around for a little over a decade, starting off as ...
Hank Williams stands as the most enduring figure in country music history. He was a charismatic performer and a soul-piercing composer. Unfortunately, his career only lasted six years and he never lived to celebrate his 30th birthday. This past week marked the 65th anniversary of his untimely death.
A large contingent of fans met for a group photograph at the site and Jeff Petty, who helps to operate the Hank Williams Museum in downtown Montgomery, was pleased ... Henry L. Lyons delivering a sermon that touched the hearts of those who admired the singer, especially the lyrics that he had crafted.
Nashville recording artist Tim Hadler brings “Hank Williams Revisited” to Raymond Jan. 7, with the timeless music of the country music legend. The show, normally seen at Branson, MO, comes to Pacific County courtesy of Sunday Afternoon Live. The Jan. 7 concert begins at 2 p.m. in the historic Raymond ...
Just before daybreak on a cold New Year's Day in 1953, a baby-blue Cadillac pulled up to the small Oak Hill, West Virginia hospital. Exactly who was driving the car is uncertain, but the man in the back seat was singer-songwriter Hank Williams. “I ran in and explained my situation to the two interns who ...
That was a Hank song. I read the description, the Hank Williams story, and the stars were nobodies. A second Hmm. Back in 1964, a movie “Your Cheatin' Heart” came out, and purportedly told the Hank Williams Story, starring, wait for it, George Hamilton! It received modest revues, and was said to be one ...
In any case, four years later, already determined to be a country singer, he changed it to Hank. That year, 1937, he won a talent contest singing a song he had written over a borrowed melody. He called it WPA Blues. The Works Progress Administration was one of president Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal ...
While most country stars who found their way onto social media Jan. 1 were posting about their triumphs of 2017 or hopes for 2018, Josh Thompson decided to go another route. Instead of focusing on his own life, the singer took the opportunity to pay homage to that of one of the greats: Hank Williams Sr., ...
"I grew up on country music, it was the first music I sang, listened to and ... “I've always admired early country artists such as Hank Williams, ...
Country recording artist Mark Chesnutt will perform in concert at the ... Aerosmith, Roy Acuff and Hank Williams Sr. playing in the house. ... I could learn how to play guitar and I could sit there and sing a Merle Haggard song.
Hank Williams, Jr., scored one of his most career-defining hits with "All My ... Williams wrote the song, which Elektra/Curb released as the first single ... period for the country icon, whose previous single was "Dixie on My Mind.
“I've always admired early country artists such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, ... Released in August, the 14-song collection signifies a new ...
Arts Council of the Valley's Court Square Theater will again pay tribute to the legendary country singer and songwriter Hank Williams, Sr. with a ...
A love of country music brought Tubby Dyer from Gosford, a small, rural ... "People of all stratas of society can identify with the lyrics of different songs. ... song Dyer said singer Hank Williams "borrowed" from Louisiana singer ...
They've played with the likes of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell and Charley ... which includes members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the ...
Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. and more have cut ties with Webster Public ... Former country singer Austin Rick (who used the stage name Austin ...
Country music singers make up one big family, and it's important to ... “Hank Williams could 'cry' a country song like no other,” Jimmy tells ...
Kirt Webster, the Nashville-based publicist representing Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr. and Kid Rock, is being accused of sexual assault by a ...
Award-winning singer/actor Jason Petty will take the stage for a ... the late singer-songwriter Hank Williams and his influence on country music.
Keisha Renee and Noah Mac Tackle a Hank Williams Classic on 'The Voice' ... No matter who is crowed the winner, it's safe to say that country ...
VERO BEACH -- Riverside Theatre will open its 44th season with a production celebrating the life and times of a country music legend.
Hank Williams Jr. songs range from tender ballads in the vein of his ... His early days highlighted a gifted young country singer with an ear for the classics. ... and sainthood for perhaps the greatest country music legend of them all. ... of his Alabama abode gave new life to some old country song tropes.
But, look at the Hank Williams song catalog. ..... According to legend, Williams penned this countrified song of lust and ... Williams decided to record the song himself, and the result became a number one song for the singer. .... (#12), but the lyrics of this song were ones that Williams knew all too well - and ...
A Hank Williams box set, At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight, reveals a sweet surprise for country music folks. It includes a previously unreleased ...
A previously unreleased live recording by Hank Williams is just one of the highlights in a startling treasure trove of country music, comprising 20 ...
Moreover, their music has moved 6.4 million song downloads and ... On the road, we've worked with Hank Williams, Jr., Kris Kristofferson, and ...
Don Williams, the "Gentle Giant" of country music, has died at 78. ... Christi in a duo called Strangers Two with singer Lofton Kline, Williams and ...


 

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