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91 Years Ago: Hank Williams Is Born

If Hank Williams was still alive, he would be celebrating his 91st birthday today (Sept. 17).

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Hank Williams Biopic Update: Elizabeth Olsen Joins Cast, Hank III Shares His Thoughts

The Hank Williams biopic 'I Saw the Light' just got a lot more star power. 'The Avengers' star Elizabeth Olsen has signed on to play Williams' wife, Audrey Mae. Olsen will join Tom Hiddleston in the film, which is expected to start shooting in Louisiana next month.

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Jett Williams, Hank Williams Daugther, Arrested for Second DUI

Jett Williams, country singer and daughter of the late Hank Williams, Sr., was arrested on May 9 for allegedly driving under the influence in Lebanon, Tenn. This is her second DUI arrest.

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See the Worst Country Tattoos Ever [Watch]

Tattoos are becoming more and more prevalent these days, with many big fans wanting to show their love for their favorite country music artists in a very ... dedicated ... way. Unfortunately, sometimes that devotion can turn into something to be less than proud of.

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Hank Williams’ Daughter Jett Williams Adkinson Arrested

Jett Williams -- the 61-year-old daughter of country legend Hank Williams, Sr. and a country singer herself -- was arrested on Tuesday morning (Feb. 25) in Lebanon, Tenn. on charges of driving under the influence.

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Country Artists With Alter Egos

A number of country music's biggest stars have taken on new personas to flush out new creative opportunities, and not all of these alter egos were meant as jokes. Sure, one can't imagine Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum pursuing a full-time career as Dick Fantastic, but several superstars did just that. 

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Could Any Star Today Match This Feat? [VIDEO]

He had a reputation for, let’s say, over-drinking, and that’s why he never was invited to appear on the Grand Ole Opry. But when Hank Williams recorded a huge number one hit with “Lovesick Blues” and appeared on the Opry’s biggest competitor – the Louisiana Hayride radio show the Opry had no choice but to invite him.

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Hank Sr (Facebook Photo)
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‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ — A Country Classic Turns 60 [VIDEO]

It has to be one of the most recognized songs in all of music. Certainly in country music. It has been covered by artists from just about every genre, including by the Muppets!

Hank Williams Sr.'s song "Your Cheatin' Heart" is celebrating 60 years at #1!

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Hank Williams was born on this date (Youtube)
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A Day in Country Music History That Should Not Go Unnoticed

I found out this morning that today is the day that Hank Williams, Sr. was born. He was born on September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Ala., and to this day is one of the most influential stars in country music.

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Hank Williams, Jr. (facebook)
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Hank Williams, Jr. Is My Feature Artist On Wide Open Country

During the week when I do my Noon Tunes Request Show, I get a lot of requests for Hank Williams, Jr., but obviously we can't really play him on that show because his music is not part of the regular WYRK play list

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Dierks Bentley Sings With Alan Jackson

Dierks Bentley may have confused a few of his fans the other night when he tweeted, "jumped on stage with some dude playing a bar downtown Nashville tonight. he was pretty good..."  It would be easy to think that Dierks had made some hopeful Nashville singer's night.  As it turns out, that guy was Alan Jackson!

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Country Music Timeline: The “New” Grand Ole Opry House

Today marks the anniversary at the "new" Grand Ole Opry House.  Plus, a bunch of songs make it to number one, Roy Acuff plays with his yo-yo in front of the president,  and LeAnn Rimes sees gold for the first time

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