Often called "the hillbilly Shakespeare", the legendary Hank Williams, Sr. both epitomized and transcended country music with direct, deeply emotional lyrics sung over spare backing tracks. He died at age 29 on January 1, 1953 after struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction throughout his brief career.

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CMT.com - Hank Williams
Biography, awards, articles, discography, audio clips, fan club information.
Hank Williams Appreciation Society International
Articles and sound clips, including a recorded apology for a missed 1952 concert.
Hank Williams, Sr.: A Look Back
From the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Includes vintage photos, magazine and newspaper clippings and obituaries.
Hank Williams: Super Star Lives On In Music
A history and opinion on the life of Hank Williams.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Hank Williams
Provides a short biography and details on Hank's influence on rockabilly, modern rock and country music.

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