Browsing articles tagged with " Hank Williams"
Mar
23

Composer Named for Hank Williams “I Saw The Light” Movie Score

March 23, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  17 Comments

The highly-anticipated biopic film on the life of Hank Williams that is set to be released later this year has announced who will compose the music score. San Diego native Aaron Zigman, most noted for his work on films such as The Notebook and Sex and the City will be in charge of the score for I Saw The Light, a film based off the Hank Williams biography by Colin Escott.

Mar
15

New Movement Believes Bocephus Belongs in the Country Hall of Fame

March 15, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  45 Comments

Navy Buddies Take on Nashville and Advocate for Hank Williams Jr.’s HOF Induction — “I enlisted in the Navy when I was 17. That choice, and September 11, 2001, has kept me often deployed abroad and moving around throughout the United States over the last 17 years. Hank’s music is one way I’ve found to stay connected to rural American culture.”

Feb
16

Metro-Politan: Country Music’s New Cancer

February 16, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  116 Comments

The next menace was country rap, symbolized by Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” becoming the biggest country single in all of 2011. Then country rap gave way to Bro-Country—the most dominant torment to country music arguably in the genre’s entire history. Now what looks to depose Bro-Country as the next malevolent hyper-trend? Let’s just call it “Metro-Politan.”

Feb
5

DON’T BUY Hank III’s “Take As Needed For Pain”

February 5, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  48 Comments

As first reported by Saving Country music in November of 2014, Curb Records is back at it, regurgitating previously-released material from Hank Williams III and trying to pass it off to consumers as new music. As many labels are announcing many of the titles from their spring catalogs, Curb this week has released the cover art and track list for “Take As Needed For Pain.”

Jan
23

Miranda Lambert’s “Roots & Wings” Blurs Lines Between Art and Ad

January 23, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  32 Comments

On Thursday (1-22) country music fans were treated to a surprise when Miranda Lambert unexpectedly released a new song totally divested from her recent album Platinum called “Roots and Wings.” The song starts off a little checklist-like, talking about red dirt stains and tall pine trees, but resolves in one deliciously juicy “I got roots, and I got wings” lyrical hook…

Jan
20

The Oldest Living Links to Country Music’s Golden Past

January 20, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  28 Comments

With the passing of the 94-year-old “Little” Jimmy Dickens at the beginning of 2015, it’s a reminder for us to cherish the final living links to country music’s most legendary past who can still tell stories of how country music once was. The amount of performers who were important in forming the very foundation of country music are quickly fading away.

Jan
14

George Jones “White Lightning” Moonshine Raises Questions

January 14, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  45 Comments

Unveiled as part of the presentation of George Jones’ new museum was the plan to have the name and likeness of George Jones used on his own line of flavored moonshine and vodka, branded after his first #1 hit from 1959 written by The Big Bopper, “White Lightning.” The beverage line will be made in a partnership with the Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin, KY.

Jan
2

“Little” Jimmy Dickens Has Passed Away

January 2, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  27 Comments

A country music legend, and one of the oldest living country music performers from country’s golden era, is gone. “Little” Jimmy Dickens, one of the most venerable members of The Grand Ole Opry and a country music Hall of Famer, was admitted to the hospital on Christmas for an undisclosed illness, and passed away on Friday, January 2nd. He has just turned 94 on December 19th.

Dec
29

The Biggest Stories of 2014

December 29, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  10 Comments

2014 was a year of great flux in country music. Where 2013 was dominated by public feuds and outcries by many country performers about the direction of the music, 2014 became the year things began to be done about many of the problems plaguing the genre. With Bro-Country as the battleground, the fight to return some balance to the country format began to make headway.

Dec
28

UPDATED “Little” Jimmy Dickens in Critical Condition

December 28, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  43 Comments

A country music legend, and one of the oldest living country music performers still alive from country’s golden era is in critical condition in a Nashville area hospital. “Little” Jimmy Dickens, one of the most venerable members of The Grand Ole Opry and a country music Hall of Famer, was admitted to the hospital on Christmas for an undisclosed illness.

Dec
15

Hank Williams “I Saw The Light” Biopic Wraps Filming in Shreveport

December 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  3 Comments

The highly-anticipated biopic movie on the life of Hank Williams called I Saw The Light wrapped production in Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday (12-12), and now the film will go to editing and get ready for a planned release of late 2015. Arlene Acree of Film Shreveport Bossier talks about details of the film and the overall impact on Shreveport.

Nov
24

Curb to Release Hank III Album “Take As Needed For Pain”

November 24, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  14 Comments

That’s right, the Curb Records madness continues, and continues to reach for comical, if not maniacal heights. Apparently Curb Records is readying the release of a new Hank III album called “Take As Needed For Pain.” Meanwhile Curb has prepped the 10th compilation/Greatest Hits album from Tim McGraw, and has more greatest hits albums ahead for LeAnn Rimes and Rodney Atkins.

Nov
7

First Images of Hiddleston as Hank Williams from “I Saw The Light”

November 7, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  58 Comments

The Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light is currently shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana, and we’re beginning to get the first glimpses of the set and some of the actors in their costumes, while details of some of the specific cast members continue to emerge. Additionally a camera crew from KTBS Channel 3 in Shreveport was allowed on the I Saw The Light set and spoke briefly with Tom Hiddleston.

Nov
5

Fred Rose & Hank Williams’ Mom Cast in “I Saw The Light” Biopic

November 5, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  13 Comments

Two of the last remaining important pieces in the cast of the upcoming biopic on the life of Hank Williams entitled “I Saw The Light” have been revealed. “I Saw The Light” is being produced and directed by Marc Abraham, who also adapted the screenplay from Colin Escott’s Hank Williams biography. The movie is currently shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is set to be released in 2015.

Oct
31

Halloween Review: Those Poor Bastards’ “Vicious Losers”

October 31, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  14 Comments

Less country music Christmas albums, and more country music Halloween albums I say. And if a cottage industry happened to crop up for spooky country music every October, it would stand to reason Madison, Wisconsin’s Those Poor Bastards would have the market cornered. Beware interlopers and carpetbaggers, these bastards have been purveyors of their self-described “Country Doom” for a decade.

Oct
30

Actor Austin Haley Offers “I Saw The Light” Update – Criticizes Hank3

October 30, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  39 Comments

The I Saw The Light biopic on the life of Hank Williams is currently being shot in and around Shreveport, Louisiana. One of the actors, Austin Haley, who is playing “Dwayne” in the film has offered his initial take on how the movie is going, and how the film’s director Marc Abraham, and lead Tom Hiddleston (playing Hank) are faring with the task.

Oct
19

Jesus Drop Kicks Paul Craft (Through The Goalposts of Life)

October 19, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  6 Comments

You press most any theologian, and they will expound upon the theory that God has the most profound sense of humor … if you just know where to look for it. Whether this was in play when country music songwriter Paul Craft decided to write the song “Drop Kick Me Jesus (Through The Goalposts Of Life),” whether it was more centered upon a social commentary about the state of religion in America….

Oct
16

Four More Roles Cast in Hank Williams “I Saw The Light” Biopic

October 16, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  2 Comments

The complete cast of the upcoming I Saw The Light Hank Williams biopic is beginning to take shape as the movie is set to begin filming in Louisiana this week. Joining Tom Hiddleston playing Hank Williams, Elizabeth Olsen playing Audrey Williams, and Maddie Hasson as Billie Jean Horton, are four more actors playing important roles, announced yesterday by The Hollywood Reporter.

Oct
15

The Greatest Hank Williams Tribute Songs of All Time

October 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  42 Comments

Hank Williams was the greatest country music singer and songwriter to ever walk the face of the Earth. And if you don’t believe that, just listen to how his fellow country music performers feel about his contributions to the music. Here is a list of the greatest Hank Williams tribute songs of all time.

Oct
15

Doug Seegers Beyond The “Homeless Man Made Star” Story

October 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  18 Comments

The story of the homeless Nashville singer-songwriter done good named Doug Seegers crossed the Saving Country Music news desk early on in the story’s cycle, before big outlets like NPR and the Wall St. Journal were running big features on the heartwarming tale, but for whatever reason, a story that seemed like it was fit for telling filled me with a bit of trepidation.

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