This is a questions I get here at Saving Country Music quite often. But getting to the answer I found to be a complicated task. The requirement is simple though. For someone to be a true Hank Williams, they would need to be a son of Hank Williams III, and that son would need to be named Hank, at least in some way. However, Hank Sr. However at this point, that son, who is now somewhere around years-old, is not involved in music, and was not named Hank or Williams, rather taking the name of his mother.
Careless Love - Luke Williams And The Rangers - The Era Of Hank Williams some point if he wanted to get involved in music, he could decide to take the Hank Williams stage name, and that would create a new set of debate points, but at this point, he is not Hank IV.
If you go to the URL for this video and read the comments at the posting of this articlethere is a comment that states:. He came to my venue, and I spoke with his family.
He also apparently makes an appearance in the currently-dormant documentary about the Reinstate Hank movement, where he is presented as Hank IV. Numerous attempts from Saving Country Music to reach representatives of Ricky Fitzgerald have gone unanswered, and his website has not been updated in about a year.
Download or listen with media player. No, absolutely not. So in closing, the answer is … no. Sean Philips September 19, am. As a father myself, I want to give my kids every advantage in life I can. Pillsbury September 19, am. Hank JR could have another son named Hank. Granted that would be a very fucked up situation. The Triggerman September 19, pm. If Hank Jr. Careless Love - Luke Williams And The Rangers - The Era Of Hank Williams Jr.
He could have a son, but since he is not named Hank, would that be a true continuation of the line? George Foreman has five sons: George Jr. Pillsbury September 19, pm. Motor September 19, pm.
Andrew September 19, pm. James E. Jimmy Porter was the youngest, being only 13 when he started playing steel guitar for Williams. Arthur Whiting was also a guitarist for the Drifting Cowboys. James Ellis Garner later played fiddle for him. Lillie Williams became the Drifting Cowboys' manager. Williams dropped out Careless Love - Luke Williams And The Rangers - The Era Of Hank Williams school in October so that he and the Drifting Cowboys could work full time.
Careless Love - Luke Williams And The Rangers - The Era Of Hank Williams free to travel without Williams' schooling taking precedence, the band could tour as far away as western Georgia and Careless Love - Luke Williams And The Rangers - The Era Of Hank Williams Florida Panhandle.
Meanwhile, between tour schedules, Williams returned to Montgomery to host his radio show. While he received a 4-F deferment from the military for his back after falling from a bull during a rodeo in Texashis band members were all drafted to serve. Many of their replacements refused to play in the band due to Williams' worsening alcoholism.
During one of Ben E.
King - Stand By Me / I (Who Have Nothing) concerts, Williams met his idol, Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff backstage,  who later warned him of the dangers of alcohol, saying, "You've got a million-dollar talent, son, but a ten-cent brain. He worked for the rest of the war for a shipbuilding company in Mobile, Alabamaas well as singing in bars for soldiers. Williams and Sheppard lived and worked together in Mobile. The couple were married in at a Texaco Station in Andalusia, Alabamaby a justice of the peace.
The marriage was declared illegal, since Sheppard's divorce from her previous husband did not comply with the legally required day trial reconciliation. He wrote songs weekly to perform during the shows.
After the failure of his audition, Williams and Audrey Sheppard attempted to interest the recently formed music publishing firm Acuff-Rose Music.
Williams and his wife approached Fred Rosethe president of the company, during one of his habitual ping-pong games at WSM radio studios. Audrey Williams asked Rose if her husband could sing a song for him on that moment,  Rose agreed, and he liked Williams' musical style. Williams signed with MGM Records in and released " Move It on Over "; considered an early example of rock and roll music, the song became a massive country hit.
Inhe moved to Shreveport, Louisianaand he joined the Louisiana Hayridea radio show broadcast that propelled him into living rooms all over the Southeast appearing on weekend shows. Williams eventually started to host a show on KWKH and started touring across western Louisiana and eastern Texas, always returning on Saturdays for the weekly broadcast of the Hayride.
Williams' version became a huge country hit; the song stayed at number one on the Billboard charts for four consecutive months,  crossing over to mainstream audiences and gaining Williams a place in the Grand Ole Opry. InWilliams began recording as "Luke the Drifter" for his religious-themed recordings, many of which are recitations rather than singing. Fearful that disc jockeys and jukebox operators would hesitate to accept these unusual recordings, Williams used this alias to avoid hurting the marketability of his name.
Most of the material was written by Williams himself, in some cases with the help of Fred Rose and his son Wesley. Some of the compositions were accompanied by a pipe organ.
A pop cover version by Tony Bennett released the same year stayed on the charts for 27 weeks, peaking at number one. Williams' career reached a peak in the late summer of with his Hadacol tour of the U. The demo was later overdubbed by his son, Hank Williams Jr.
Photos but no existing footage remain of this appearance. It is also included on 40 Greatest Hitsa staple of his CD re-released material. In NovemberWilliams suffered a fall during a hunting trip with his fiddler Jerry Rivers in Franklin, Tennessee.
The fall reactivated his old back pains. He later started to consume painkillers, including morphine, and alcohol to help Careless Love - Luke Williams And The Rangers - The Era Of Hank Williams the pain. Footage remains of these appearances. That same year, had a brief extramarital affair with dancer Bobbie Jett, with whom he fathered a daughter, Jett Williams born January 6,two days after his burial.
That same year, Audrey Williams divorced him. As a girl, Jones had lived down the street from Williams when he was with the Louisiana Hayride, and now Williams began to visit her frequently in Shreveport, causing him to miss many Grand Ole Opry appearances. On August 11,Williams was dismissed from the Grand Ole Opry for habitual drunkenness and missing shows. His performances were acclaimed when he was sober, but despite the efforts of his work associates to get him to shows sober, his abuse of alcohol resulted in occasions when Strangers In The Night - Werner Muller And His Orchestra* - Werner Mullers Music Shop (Reel-To-Reel did not appear or his performances were poor.
Due to Williams' excesses, Fred Rose stopped working with him. By the end ofWilliams had started to suffer heart problems. Marshall had been previously convicted for forgery, and had been paroled and released from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in Among other fake 18. Finale I (Schluss): Eccovi Il Medico - Mozart*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Karl Böhm - Co, he said that he was a Doctor of Science.
Under the name of Dr. Lemon he prescribed Williams with amphetaminesSeconalchloral hydrateand morphinewhich made his heart problems worse. On December 15,Williams married Audrey Sheppard. It was her second marriage and his first. The marriage, always turbulent, rapidly disintegrated, and Williams developed serious problems with alcohol, morphine, and other painkillers prescribed for him to ease the severe back pain caused by his spina bifida.
His substance abuse problems continued to spiral out of control as he moved to Nashville and officially divorced his wife. His mother adopted Jett, who was made a ward of the state and then adopted by another couple after her grandmother died.
Loose Caboose - Various - Pressing Plant Fuck Up Of A Twitch Recordings Release Williams did not learn that she was Hank Williams' daughter until the early s.
Williams' first wife, Audrey, and his mother, Lillie Williams, were the driving forces behind having the marriage declared invalid and pursued the matter for years.
Williams had also married Audrey Sheppard before her divorce was final, on the 10th day of a required day reconciliation period. In the presidential election campaign, Williams was a vocal supporter of General Dwight D. Eisenhowerthe Republican party nominee.
According to singer and recording artist Jo StaffordWilliams sent Eisenhower a birthday telegram on October 14 informing him that he considered it a personal honor to endorse a military figure to About To Break - Mindless Faith - The Silence the nation in its coming future.
Eisenhower was sworn in as the 34th president 19 days after Williams' death. That day, because of an ice storm in the Nashville area, Williams could not fly, so he hired a college student, Charles Carr, to drive him to the concerts. They arrived at the Andrew Johnson Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Carr requested a doctor for Williams, as he was feeling the combination of the chloral hydrate and alcohol he had drunk on the way from Montgomery to Knoxville.
Cardwell injected Williams with two shots of vitamin B12 that also contained a quarter-grain of morphine. Carr and Williams checked out of the hotel; the porters had to carry Williams to the car, as he was coughing and hiccuping. Williams said he did not, and those are believed to be his last words.
The filling station's owner called the chief of the local police. Ivan Malinin performed the autopsy at the Tyree Funeral House. Malinin found hemorrhages in the heart and neck and pronounced the cause of death as "insufficiency of the right ventricle of the heart".
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