Hank Williams

Hank Williams

American recording artist; songwriter, country music singer
In his short life, he became one of the musical giants of the 20th century, creating the sound and sensibility of modern country.
BornSeptember 17, 1923
HometownMount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, U.S.
Net worth$100 thousand
Height6'0" (1.83m)
SpouseBillie Jean Horton (m 1952 - 1953) , Audrey Williams (m 1944 - 1952)
ChildrenHank Williams, Jr. , Jett Williams
ParentsJessie Lillybelle Skipper , Elonzo Huble Williams
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Albums

American Legends, No. 18: Hank Williams
American Legends, No. 18: Hank Williams
1996
I Won't Be Home No More: June 1952 - September 1952, Vol. 8
I Won't Be Home No More: June 1952 - September 1952, Vol. 8
1987
Moanin' the Blues
Moanin' the Blues
1952
Garden Spot Programs, 1950
Garden Spot Programs, 1950
2014
Greatest Hits Live, Vol. 2
Greatest Hits Live, Vol. 2
2012
All-American Country
All-American Country
2010
Hank Williams [Madacy]
Hank Williams [Madacy]
2008
Hank Williams Sings 26 Unforgettable Songs
Hank Williams Sings 26 Unforgettable Songs
2002
Hey Good Lookin': Hillbilly Hero
Hey Good Lookin': Hillbilly Hero
2002
Move It on Over: Hillbilly Hero
Move It on Over: Hillbilly Hero
2002
Long Gone Lonesome Blues: Hillbilly Hero
Long Gone Lonesome Blues: Hillbilly Hero
2002
Greatest Country Singer of All Time
Greatest Country Singer of All Time
2002
Health and Happiness Shows: Hillbilly Hero
Health and Happiness Shows: Hillbilly Hero
2002
Three Hanks: Men With Broken Hearts
Three Hanks: Men With Broken Hearts
1996
Hits, Vol. 2
Hits, Vol. 2
1995
Hits, Vol. 1
Hits, Vol. 1
1994
Health & Happiness Shows
Health & Happiness Shows
1993
Original Singles Collection...Plus
Original Singles Collection...Plus
1992
Best of Hank & Hank
Best of Hank & Hank
1992

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