We Wish You a Very Happy Birthday In Heaven Hank Williams, The Hillbilly Shakespeare
Hiram “Hank” Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, he recorded 55 singles that reached the top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 12 that reached No. 1
- Born: September 17, 1923, at Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, U.S.
- Died: January 1, 1953 (aged 29) at Oak Hill, West Virginia, U.S.
- Resting place: Oakwood Annex Cemetery at Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
- Other names: Luke the Drifter/ The Hillbilly Shakespeare / The Singing Kid / Timber Snake / Mr. Lovesick Blues
- Occupation: Singer / songwriter / musician
- Spouses: Audrey Sheppard (m. 1944; div. 1952) / Billie Jean Horton (m. 1952)
- Children: Hank Williams Jr. (son) / Jett Williams (daughter)
- Relatives: Hank Williams III (grandson) / Holly Williams (granddaughter)
- Musical career
- Genres: Country / Western / honky-tonk / proto-rockabilly / folk / blues / gospel
- Instruments: Vocals / guitar / fiddle
- Years active: 1937–1952
- Labels: Sterling / MGM
|Hank Williams Sings||Release date: November 9, 1951Label: MGM Records|
|Moanin’ the Blues||Release date: 1952Label: MGM Records|