Former professional baseball player turned actor Casey Bond has been cast as Hank’s legendary fiddle player Jerry Rivers. The rest of Hank’s Drifting Cowboys have also been cast, as well as Ray Price and Faron Young. From both the recent casting revelations, and the synopsis found on the Toronto Film Festival’s website, we’re beginning to get a sense of the scope of the film’s focus.
One of the most important and influential steel guitar players in the history of country music has died. Buddy Emmons, known as the “The World’s Foremost Steel Guitarist” passed away Wednesday evening (7-29) according to reports. He was 78-years-old.
25 tracks unearthed from four live studio performances recorded in Nashville in 1950 come together to constitute a new edition to the complete work of the Drifting Cowboy, Hank Williams. The performances, released by Omnivore Records and originally sponsored by Naughton Farms, a mail-order plant nursery in Waxahachie, TX, capture Hank Williams in his purest form.
This Sunday (3-8-09) at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville there will be a benefit to the late great Don Helms,the last of the Hank Williams Driftin’ Cowboys who passed away in August, 2008. Don Helms was the last of the breed to say the least. He was the final link we had to that […]
First of all, if you did not catch all of the news about it all over the bulletin board, Hank Williams legendary steel guitar player Don Helms died yesterday. I’d done a blog on him about a month ago after he suffered a minor heart attack, and you can read it by clicking here. Most […]
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This is Big Wayne: Big Wayne likes beer. He also likes Hank Williams and Hank Williams III. But Big Wayne is confused. He doesn’t understand why Hank Williams is not a member of the Grand Ole Opry, even though they use his image, likeness, and songs to promote themselves. He doesn’t understand why a man […]
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