Hank is the father of 5 children: Hank Williams III, Hilary Williams, Holly Williams, Katharine Diane Williams and Samuel Williams
Hank Williams, Sr. (/ /; September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant country music artists, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one.
Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles, and harmonicas.
The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute in the United States.
Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Holly Audrey Williams (born March 12, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter. She is the granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr., the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and half-sister of country singer Hank Williams III. Williams has released three studio albums: The Ones We Never Knew in 2004, Here with Me in 2009 and The Highway in 2013. The Highway was released on Williams' own label, Georgiana Records and made its debut at #1 on the Billboard heat-seekers chart.
Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 is a compilation album by American country music artist Hank Williams, Jr. released by Warner Bros. Records in February 1989. The album includes eleven tracks, eight of which were Number One and Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart released on the studio albums Five-O, Montana Cafe and Born to Boogie. The song "My Name Is Bocephus" was originally a track recorded for Montana Cafe, but Williams later recorded a live version of the song and included it on the live album, Hank Live. The live version was the one used for the compilation. The album included two original singles, "There's a Tear in My Beer" and "Finders Are Keepers", that peaked at number 7 and number 6 respectively on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
As with Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 and Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, this compilation proved to be both a commercial and critical success for Williams. It reached Number One on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, giving Williams his ninth Number One career album. It is also Williams eighth career album to be certified at least Platinum by the RIAA. "There's a Tear in My Beer" in particular enjoyed great success. Using sophisticated editing technology, a music video was created in which it appeared as though Williams was singing with his father, Hank Williams, Sr., who died on January 1, 1953. Williams won his only Grammy Award for this performance, winning for Best Country Vocal Collaboration, an award that's also officially recognized as being shared by his late father. The video for the song won both the Country Music Association Music Video of the Year and Academy of Country Music Video of the Year awards. It also received nominations for ACM Single Record of the Year and ACM Song of the Year.
In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer.
Human interest stories may be "the story behind the story" about an event, organization, or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during wartime, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, a random act of kindness or profile of someone known for a career achievement.
A social issue (also called a social problem, societal ill, social ill, or social situation) is an issue that relates to society's perception of a person's life, moral character, occupation, etc.. Different cultures have different perceptions and what may be "normal" behavior in one society may be a significant social issue in another society. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues. Some issues have both social and economic aspects, such as immigration. There are also issues that don't fall into either category, such as wars.
Thomas Paine, in Rights of Man and Common Sense, addresses man's duty to "allow the same rights to others as we allow ourselves". The failure to do so causes the birth of a social issue.
Hank Williams Jr
Wolf Gang is a British alternative and symphonic rock band with Max McElligott as lead vocalist. Having played with different musicians, McElligott settled on the current live set up in late 2009 which includes Lasse Petersen (drums) previously of The Rakes, Gavin Slater (guitar), James Wood (bass), and Jamie Jones (keyboard).
Wolf Gang's first album, Suego Faults was released in July 2011 on Atlantic Records. In February 2013, the band signed a worldwide record deal with American label Cherrytree Records, an imprint of Interscope Records, and are currently writing and recording their second album, which will be released later in the year.
Hank Williams III
Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), better known as Hank Williams, Jr. and Bocephus, is an American country singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and traditional country. He is the son of legendary country music singer Hank Williams and the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Samuel Williams, and Katie Williams.
Williams began his career by following in his famed father's footsteps, singing his father's songs and imitating his father's style. Williams's own style slowly evolved as he struggled to find his own voice and place within the country music industry. This trend was interrupted by a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, from which he earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside the country music industry.
Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts
Katharine Diane Williams
Shelton Hank Williams, also known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3 (born December 12, 1972), is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, including guitar, bass, drums, banjo and vocals. In addition to his honky tonk recordings, Williams' style alternates between country, punk and metal. He is the principal member of the punk metal band Assjack, the drummer for the Southern hardcore punk band Arson Anthem, and was the bassist for Pantera singer Phil Anselmo's band Superjoint Ritual. He has released seven studio albums, including five for Curb Records. Williams is the grandson of Hank Williams, son of Hank Williams, Jr., and the half-brother of Holly Williams.