On the 23rd Hank Williams III finished up his latest Midwest tour with class, making a $5,000 donation to Homes For Our Troops at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. In a ceremony during the concert, Hank III was presented with a flag that was flown in Iraq by a special ops unit in Hank III’s honor.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit organization that assists severely injured veterans by building specially adapted, ADA compliant homes designed to accommodate the veteran’s disabilities. Homes for Our Troops is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001. Homes for Our Troops assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home.
Hank III is building quite a reputation for ending tours with strong performances. Fans were given a rare treat when Nashville superpicker Johnny Hiland took the stage. Johnny has played on all of Hank III’s albums since Lovesick Broke & Driftin’, but a live performance is a very rare treat. The .357 String Band was also in attendance, as was former NFL player turned music man Kyle Turley, and Hank III’s recently turned 18-year-old son.
Thanks to Cathy and Evil from the Hank III Cussin’ Board for info and the picture for this story.