Songwriters Salute Hank Williams at Hall of Fame
I Saw the Light, which is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy…will feature Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, the Secret Sisters and Steve Young. During the program, which will be hosted by Family Tradition co-curator Michael McCall, each artist will perform one or more of Williams’ classic songs, as well as some of their own compositions that were influenced or inspired by Williams. They will also discuss how Hank influenced their work.
The event is free with Hall of Fame admission.
The name I was most excited to see on this list was Steve Young, a forgotten country music Outlaw and songwriter who wrote Waylon Jennings’ “Lonesome, On’ry and Mean” and many other great songs. His most famous composition is “Seven Bridges Road”, which was recorded by Dolly Parton, Rita Coolidge, Joan Baez, and was a big hit for The Eagles. He was also featured with Rodney Crowell in the Outlaw country documentary Heartworn Highways:
March 24, 2011 @ 2:46 pm
March 24, 2011 @ 2:56 pm
Rodney Crowell, Steve Young. Badass.
March 24, 2011 @ 3:31 pm
can’t wait for this. im pretty excited to finally get to see the secret sisters
RJ Fan From Austin Texas
March 24, 2011 @ 3:34 pm
There was once a DJ here in Austin who, every time he would play a Hank song, would say “That’s from the man that wrote the book”. Best country songwriter of all time.
March 24, 2011 @ 4:10 pm
Heartworn Highways turned me on to so many great artist. If I’m not mistaken Steve Young also did I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry in the movie.
March 24, 2011 @ 4:49 pm
Glad to hear it. 🙂
March 24, 2011 @ 5:01 pm
It would have been nice to see Shelton included in that line up ….
March 24, 2011 @ 9:29 pm
Haha. I meant Shelton as in Hank III, not Blake Shelton.
March 25, 2011 @ 1:52 am
…like somebody thought you did…hmmmph!
March 29, 2011 @ 9:56 pm
There is a Williams family display there. Even though I’ve walked past the HOF a hundred times , I’ve never walked in. Got a feeling III aint on display there though.
But a good line-up anyway, doubt i make it. been trying to schedule vacation time around shows. Next up planned is to see Willie for the first time. Have to take two days for that. Friday of the show (starts before I would get off, Saturday because I will get drunk and have to get a room so I dont have to drive).
March 29, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Actually III’s part of the display is extensive, with his first Nudie suit, the pair of duct-taped boots from Risin’ Outlaw that he wore for years and years, a video-taped interview, and other stuff. I have yet to see it myself, but apparently the HOF did a really good job representing the entire family. That exhibit was supposed to end over a year ago, and they have kept it up indefinitely because of its popularity. They also had Hank III perform as part of the exhibit.
March 30, 2011 @ 6:34 am
The exhibit is very neat to see. So much history. I would love to know the story behind the stuffed squirrels! And I just saw Willie (my first time too Nathan) and he is an exceptional guitarist. What a great show!
March 28, 2011 @ 5:52 pm
Hell yes it would!!! But if they did ask him, he probably turned em down.
March 24, 2011 @ 5:55 pm
Or Taylor Swift…
March 28, 2011 @ 5:49 pm
I hope to God that no one would be that stupid as to include her “country” singin’ ass in a lineup to pay tribute to the truest country motherfucker that ever was!!!! Hank would be rollin in his grave.
March 25, 2011 @ 8:19 am
Very cool.. I dont know much about the Secret Sisters but I do know that Jakob Dylan did something with them recently that was on GAC. I missed it but hopefully it will be replaying sometime this weekend..
March 27, 2011 @ 4:33 am
It’s great that they do a tribute to Hank, but it should be done in the Grand Ole Opry, along with reinstatement.
March 27, 2011 @ 7:52 am
I don’t know for sure how I feel about The Opry and reinstating Hank Sr. I signed the petition years ago and thought like most that they should “do the right thing”. But now I’m not so sure. If Hank Sr. was reinstated into The Grand Old Opry how would he feel about it? Would he roll over in his grave and tell Pete Fisher to kiss his ass? With what The Opry has become I just don’t think they deserve him, or the chance to make any more money off his name. If we had any way of knowing there are others that are no longer with us that are members of the Opry that would rip up there memberships and throw them in Fishers face. I say to hell with the Opry, and use our energy to support the ones who support our movement, Like the CMHOF as an example. The Opry has become a joke, just look at the names of the new members they parade out on stage. We should start a petition to remove the circle from the stage and place it in the CMHOF before it gets desecrated any more than it already has. Just saying.
March 28, 2011 @ 5:51 pm
Here Here! If they didn’t want him back then, fuck em. Hank don’t need em anyhow
March 28, 2011 @ 6:41 pm
It is very telling that the king of country music isn’t accepted by the mother church. So yea fuck them.
April 18, 2011 @ 9:49 am
Great program… I made the trip to Nashville and it was well worth it. Thanks to SCM for giving a head’s up on this.
April 20, 2011 @ 7:04 am
Anyone know where a video is?