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Jett Williams Headlines Hank Festival

Jett Williams Will Perform At 33rd Annual Hank Williams Festival In Georgiana, Alabama. Jett Williams will take the stage in honor of her father, for the 33rd Annual Hank Williams Festival in Georgiana, Alabama. The event will take place June 1-2 at the Hank Williams Music Park and will feature free karaoke (May 31), Hank’s boyhood home and museum, arts and crafts, a food court and lots of good country music. Jett Williams will be headlining the mini-Opry on Saturday (June 2) which is the highlight of the outdoor event. It will also feature Moe Bandy, Larry Gatlin and Jeremy Parsons. “I have had the pleasure and the honor to participate in the Georgiana tribute to my dad for decades now. Seeing his boyhood home and hearing that lonesome whistle come down the tracks is like a time travel machine for me. I enjoy being able to take a traditional country music show there, and share the talent of my friends and colleagues with the fans of The Great One. At the same time, fans also will be able to experience my dad’s boyhood home and community. Come join us, you won’t regret it!” -Jett Advanced tickets for the weekend festival are $30 and are available through May 25. Ticket order forms are available online at www.hankwilliamsfestival.com. For information call, (334)-376-2396.

Hank Williams Boxed Set Garners Positive Press

Hank Williams achieves even more success from beyond. Years after the early loss of the lonesome rebel, Hank Williams continues to garner positive press from even the biggest of critics. Spin Magazine, The Tennessean, Country Weekly, CMT and many more have been showering this boxed collection, “Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…Plus!” with so many compliments it could give a girl a toothache! These timeless recordings are from the pinnacle of Williams’ career and he prerecorded his Mother’s Best shows when he was planning to be out on tour. The acetates miraculously survived and give the listener a personal, intimate connection with this American music legend, where Williams was unguarded in both his conversation and choice of songs. Fans can hear him perform songs from his childhood and debut two new recordings at the time, “Cold, Cold Heart” and “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You).” The sound quality of these exceptional radio shows is at least comparable to his studio recordings, and many critics have remarked that the “direct-to-disc” Mother’s Best recordings actually have more presence and clarity. This collection features fifteen audio discs and a bonus DVD. The shows contain so many priceless moments, including many songs he never recorded elsewhere such as “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and “On Top of Old Smoky.” On the DVD, two of Hank’s original band members give their last interviews on tape, Don Helms and Big Bill Lester. The project also contains a 108 page book, written by respected music writer and Hank Williams historian, Colin Escott, along with an introduction by Hank Williams, Jr. and afterword by Jett Williams. This deluxe, limited box set is packaged in an antique working radio where the listener presses the radio dial and selections of Williams will play.Country Music Photo Gallery

Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings

Take an inside listen to the personality of a legend on Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings….Plus! Long before Hank Williams was a household icon, he was just a simple artist who hosted a sponsored radio show as he made his way through the trials and tribulations of a Nashville artist. During that time, you could find Hank on air peddling his crooning vocals right beside products from the Mother’s Best grain mills. The witty banter, and casual pickin and playing on these recordings humbly reminds us all that one of country music’s greatest legends at one time was still a struggling performer looking for their place in the music industry. I recently got to hear an advanced copy and personally loved the recordings and I believe you will too. Time Life, along with the family of Hank Williams Sr. launches the official website, www.hankwilliamsmothersbest.com to offer fans an exclusive opportunity to pre-order the limited edition, one-of-a-kind box set, Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings….Plus!. The project can also be pre-ordered by calling, 212-991-5195. The first one hundred pre-orders will be accompanied by a specially designed tee shirt or other memorabilia. In addition to ordering the set, the website will also offer fans the latest news about Hank Williams, exclusive audio and video, notes from Hank Williams Jr. and Jett Williams, box set details and much more. Take a peek: Country Music Photo Gallery

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