Hank Jr. Raises Funds for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
On December 6th in Nashville, TN at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Hank Williams Jr. concluded a four year exhibition, Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy, with a sold-out concert. The exhibit originally opened in March 2008, and was scheduled to close in December 2009. However, it was met with overwhelming popularity becoming the most acclaimed exhibition in the museum’s history. So, organizers extended the close date by two whole years.
Williams’ concert included a solo acoustic performance of his own hits like “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” and “The Blues Man”, music from his upcoming album, and classic from his father and personal favorites like Cash and Jennings.
The concert raised a substantial sum, precisely $75,000 that would be donated to the Hall of Fame and Museum. Additionally, Williams announced that many of the artifacts that were a part of the exhibit would be donated to the museum archives.
Special guests included members of his own family, wife, Mary Jane, daughters Hilary and Holly and son Sam, as well as Jessi Colter, her son Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson.