Hank Williams-Alabama Troubador
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OHail
N 32° 22.596 W 086° 18.681
16S E 564780 N 3582388
Quick Description: Historial marker giving a little history of Hank Williams' career.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 2:46:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6Q4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 5

Long Description:
Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams in Mount Olive Alabama. In 1937, he participated in a talent show at the Empire Theater which was supposedly near this site. He won the first prize of $15, singing his first original song "WPA Blues".
Marker Name: Hank Williams-Alabama Troubador

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Text on marker: In 1938, young country singer Hank Williams won a contest on the stage of the Empire Theatre. Born in Butler County, south of Montgomery, on September 17, 1923, Williams learned to play the guitar and sing on the streets of Georgiana. Writing songs and performing, he made his way to Nashville, where in 1949 his "Lovesick Blues" stopped the show at the Grand Ole Opry. Other acclaimed compositions include "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Jambalaya," and "Kaw-Liga." Williams died on January 1, 1953, and is buried in Montgomery's Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1993

Marker Number: Not Listed

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