Don't take life too serious, you can't get out alive anyhow. The cause was determined to be heart failure, aggravated by years of alcoholism and prescription drug abuse. It was the first marriage for Hank Williams but the second for Audrey. In her later years, she attempted suicide and was plagued by financial problems. The autopsy said it was drugs and alcohol. They were married at a gas station in Andalusia, Ala. These experiences forced Hank3 to grow up quickly.
While the nonstop stream of gigs spoke to Williams' popularity at the time, behind the scenes, his years of alcohol abuse -- as well as use of prescription pills to ease the pain of a congenital back disorder -- were taking a toll. His childhood friends included skinheads, punks, and drug addicts. Even now, Hank3 finds reading and writing a slow process. Born To Boogie, Warner Brothers, 1987. It was the night Hank Williams came to town. The musician's family legacy is, no doubt, a complicated one, but will bring relief to viewers of the new film.
As a child, he and his mother would regularly visit her family in Jane, Missouri. Make a direct contribution today. While driving to a New Year's Day show in Canton, Ohio, Charles Carr eventually realized that his passenger was dead. Born Randall Hank Williams, but singing as Hank Williams, Jr. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.
For more than a year he was incapacitated while surgeons reconstructed his face, which had been literally split in half. The son of Hank Williams Jr. They had their first and only child, Hank Williams, Jr. His evocative, poetic songwriting has inspired performers from Lucinda Williams to Hank worked as a street performer as a young man before his recording career got underway. This relationship did not last long and Hank decided to leave Nashville for Branson, Missouri. At times, bandmates refused to play with him and he was fired from his radio show for habitual drunkenness. He has the lean, hawkish features of the first Hank and his vocal style, falsettos and hard-edged nasal twang, is an uncanny echo.
The effects made Hank3 rebel against the lifestyle he was living. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Our Guests at Heartland Movie A Time to Sing 1968 Grady Dodd Movie. Given that they had already gotten married by a justice of the peace, she decided to go on with the Municipal Auditorium wedding as planned. He was 29, with a song in the country-music Top 10. It has also been used for the opening song of Monday Night Football. The music world caught on to those changes around 1979, the year he released his first million-selling album, Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, along with his autobiography, Living Proof. The marriage was short-lived, however, as Hank died roughly two and a half months later.
Audrey Williams was left with a family to raise, and with a son who was soon squealing for a guitar of his own. Because of the molestation, he also began to have sex at an early age and fathered a child in his teens. When he finally found his own sound and style, he reached sales plateaus that his father never dreamed of: 20 gold albums, six platinum albums one of which has sold more than five million copies and 13 chart-topping albums. At first, according to performed many of his father's originals, but soon he got tired of emulating his father on stage. During that time, she changed her name, adopting the stage name of Jett Williams, and launched a singing career. Randall Hank Williams was born the son of the legendary Hank Williams and Audrey Williams.
Hank's wife, blond Audrey Williams, dressed in trim cowgirl garb, sang, too. What had initially been a positive environment for Hank, changed when his great-uncle began to molest the 8-year-old Shelton. Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Music Vide. Curiosity alone is making him a hot ticket - two recent debut showcases in New York, at the Rodeo Bar and the Roxy, were wall-to-wall sellouts. Full Name Hank Williams Jr.
Yet he yearned to explore the musical changes that were happening in the early 1970s, the melding of country, blues and rock that made the music of Waylon Jennings and the Marshall Tucker Band so distinct. It's anyone's guess which woman clobbered him, but my money would be on Audrey. This would explain heart failure, which is what is listed as Hank Williams' cause of death. Some 10 weeks after his Municipal Auditorium wedding, Williams died in his car while being driven to a gig in Canton, Ohio. Major Moves, Warner Brothers, 1985.
Many performers have cited that he has influenced them. I probably started feeling that way because of all my trips to the hospital, hearing doctors tell me to start being a tough s. However, contusions on Williams' body revealed that he had recently been in a fight, raising questions of foul play. Picture: Country music star , Jr. But, for Hank Williams 3rd, the name is a heavy burden, too - and one that he is trying both to live up to and to live down. Holly became interested in music in her late teens and began to perform shortly thereafter.