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Chris Hemsworth To Play Hank Williams' Doctor In New Film

18th September 2014

Thor hunk Chris Hemsworth is to play a doctor haunted by the ghost of country legend Hank Williams in a new film.The actor has optioned the rights to Steve Earle's book I'll Never Get Out...

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Elizabeth Olsen To Play Hank Williams' Wife

11th September 2014

Actress Elizabeth Olsen has signed on to play Hank Williams' wife, opposite Tom Hiddleston, in a new biopic.The British actor was cast as Williams in I Saw The Light in June (14), and now he...

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Tom Hiddleston Performs At Music Festival To Prepare For Hank Williams Role

By Michael West | 8th September 2014

Tom Hiddleston is stepping up his preparation to play country music legend Hank Williams, performing at Michigan's Wheatland Music Festival on Saturday (September 6, 2014). The British actor - best known for playing Loki in...

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Tom Hiddleston Makes Surprise Appearance At Music Festival

8th September 2014

Actor Tom Hiddleston tested out his singing skills by making a surprise appearance at a music festival to prepare for his role as country singer Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic.The Thor star paid a...

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Man Dies After Assault Incident At Hank Williams, Jr. Concert

21st August 2014

A man who was assaulted during a Hank Williams, Jr. concert in Michigan has died.Robert Kobe, 55, was caught up in a fight with an unnamed 15-year-old boy at the DTE Energy Music Theatre just...

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Tom Hiddleston Defends Hank Williams Role

20th June 2014

Tom Hiddleston has defended his portrayal of country music legend Hank Williams in a new biopic, insisting he understands the "huge responsibility" to fans and has been practising his music skills every day.The Thor actor...

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Hank Williams' Grandson Disapproves Of Tom Hiddleston Casting

18th June 2014

Hank Williams' grandson has reportedly criticised movie bosses for casting British actor Tom Hiddleston as the music legend in an upcoming biopic.The late star's grandson, Hank Williams Iii, disapproves of the decision to cast a...

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British Actor Tom Hiddleston Cast As Iconic American Singer Hank Williams

By Sophie Miskiw | 13th June 2014

British-born actor Tom Hiddleston has allegedly been cast to play country singer Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic about the country singer's life. Deadline reports that Hiddleston will learn Williams’ Alabama accent and how to...

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Tom Hiddleston To Play Hank Williams

13th June 2014

Tom Hiddleston will play Hank Williams in a new biopic.The 'Avengers' actor will sing some of the country music legend's biggest hits, including 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and 'Lovesick Blues' in 'I Saw...

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Tom Hiddleston To Play Hank Williams In Biopic

13th June 2014

The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is set to take on country music legend Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic.The British actor will play Williams in I Saw The Light, a film based on author Colin...

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Hank Williams' Daughter Arrested Again

13th May 2014

Hank Williams' country singer daughter Jett Williams has been arrested for a second Dui in three months.The 61 year old, who is Hank Williams, Jr's half-sister, was arrested in February (14) after police spotted her...

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'Lost' Hank Williams Recordings Set For Release

18th April 2014

A series of previously unreleased songs country legend Hank Williams performed on a 1950 radio series is set to be released in May (14).The four shows were pre-taped and aired on early country radio stations....

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Hank Williams' Daughter Arrested For Dui

26th February 2014

Hank Williams' daughter Jett Williams has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (Dui).The 61 year old was pulled over by police on Tuesday (25Feb14) in Lebanon, Tennessee after cops spotted...

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Hank Williams, Jr. To Receive Patriot Award For Military Support

13th November 2013

Country star Hank Williams, Jr. will ring in 2014 as a winner - he will be honoured for his support of the U.S. military during his New Year's Eve (31Dec13) concert in Nashville, Tennessee.The singer,...

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Hank Williams' Driver On Fateful Final Journey Passes Away

3rd July 2013

The man who served as Hank Williams' chauffeur on the day the country legend died has passed away at the age of 79.Charles Carr, a retired investor, died on Monday (01Jul13) in Montgomery, Alabama after...

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Braxton Schuffert Dies

1st May 2013

Musician Braxton Schuffert, who played in Hank Williams' band, has died at the age of 97.The original Drifting Cowboys member passed away in hospital on Friday night (26Apr13) following an extended illness. Schuffert had...

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Kelly Clarkson Wants To Sing With Mars

16th November 2012

Kelly Clarkson wants to work with Bruno Mars.The 'American Idol' winner is a huge fan of the 'Grenade' hitmaker and would love to work with him on a version of 'Somethin' Stupid', a track covered...

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Hank Williams, Jr.: 'America Committed Economic Suicide By Re-electing Barack Obama'

9th November 2012

Conservative country singer Hank Williams, Jr. has blasted Americans who voted for Barack Obama at the polls on Tuesday (06Nov12), branding the President's re-election "economic suicide".The fervent Republican, who targeted Obama in an angry tirade...

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Hank Williams, Jr. Launching Loud And Rowdy Radio Show

18th October 2012

Conservative country singer Hank Williams, Jr. has launched his own political radio show in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election.The fervent Republican, who targeted President Barack Obama in an angry tirade over the summer...

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Alec Baldwin Takes Aim At Williams, Jr. Over Latest Obama Remark

4th September 2012

Outspoken actor Alec Baldwin has sparked a war of words with grizzled Hank Williams, JR. after taking aim at the country singer over his recent remarks about President Barack Obama.The fervent Republican's anthem Are You...

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Hank Williams, Jr. Lashes Out At President Obama Again

22nd August 2012

Outspoken country singer Hank Williams, JR. has targeted U.S. President Barack Obama in another angry tirade, accusing him of hating America at a recent gig.The fervent Republican played the Iowa State Fair last Friday night...

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Kelly Clarkson Prefers The Natural Look

3rd July 2012

Kelly Clarkson is a fan of the natural look.The original 'American Idol' winner - who has been dating Brandon Blackstock, since 2011 - claims to be extremely low-maintenance when she's off-duty and says she lives...

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E.t. Star To Play Country Legend Hank Williams In New Film

25th June 2012

The child star who befriended E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial has signed on to play country legend Hank Williams in a quirky new biopic.Henry Thomas, now 40, plays the late singer/songwriter in upcoming movie The Last...

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Man Charged With Hank Williams, Jr. Guitar Theft

22nd May 2012

A man has been charged with the theft of country singer Hank Williams, JR.'s $15,000 (£9,499) guitar.Police in Nashville, Tennessee arrested Adam Dale Broach, of Notasulga, Alabama on Sunday (20May12) and he was charged with...

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Justin Timberlake And Hank Williams, Jr. Talk Duet

3rd May 2012

Justin Timberlake could soon be singing the blues after holding collaboration talks with country icon Hank Williams, JR.The Cry Me A River hitmaker headed backstage at Williams' concert in Southaven, Mississippi last week (27Apr12) and...

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Bob Dylan Recording New Album

12th March 2012

Bob Dylan is recording a new album. The 70-year-old singer is working on his 35th studio album in Los Angeles, and it will reportedly have a Latin American influence. Los Lobos musician David Hidalgo -...

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Williams, Jr. Raises $75,000 For Country Music Hall Of Fame

9th December 2011

Hank Williams, JR.'s fundraising concert in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday (06Dec11) raised $75,000 (£46,875) for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.The Born to Boogie hitmaker staged a 90-minute show at the venue in...

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Aldean Still A Fan Of Unpredictable Williams, Jr. After Walk-out

2nd December 2011

Country star Jason Aldean has shrugged off Hank Williams, JR's snub at the Cmt Artists of the Year taping on Tuesday (29Nov11), insisting he'll remain a big fan of the grizzled country star.Controversial Williams, Jr....

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Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Score Big Laughs At Cmas

10th November 2011

Country stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood showed off their comedy skills at the Cma Awards on Wednesday night (09Nov11) by poking fun at their peers Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill and embattled veteran Hank...

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Kaley Cuoco And Josh Resnik Set To Marry

26th October 2011

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and boyfriend Josh Resnik announced their engagement on Tuesday (October 25th 2011), but a date for the wedding is yet to be announced, reports People Magazine.Cuoco has found her...

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