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Williams, Jr. Reconciles With Estranged Wife

22nd September 2011

Country star Hank Williams, JR. has rekindled his relationship with his estranged wife in time for their 21st wedding anniversary.The 62-year-old singer, son of music icon Hank Williams, wed his fourth wife, former model Mary...

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Stars Record Williams Songs For Tribute Album

4th August 2011

Folk legend Bob Dylan and rocker Jack White are among the musicians recording renditions of new songs by Hank Williams for a tribute album.A treasure trove of ideas and lyrics country star Williams wrote down...

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Bob Dylan And Jack White's Hank Williams Tribute

4th August 2011

Bob Dylan, Jack White and Norah Jones have recorded previously unreleased Hank Williams songs.The tracks -inspired by song ideas and lyrics in notebooks left behind in a leather briefcase by the country artist after his...

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Kid Rock's Classic Car Has Quite A History

14th January 2011

The 1964 Pontiac Bonneville KID ROCK drives in his BORN FREE video was custom-made for country music icon HANK WILLIAMS, JR.The Michigan rocker now owns the one-of-a-kind motor, which was styled by tailor to the...

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Prince Advises Justin Bieber

10th December 2010

Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher". The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his...

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Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Ready To Sing

21st October 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow will sing live at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) next month. The actress - who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin - will be joined on stage by Vince Gill to...

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Williams, Jr. Headlining Gulf Beaches Concert

17th August 2010

Country star HANK WILLIAMS, JR. is leading the line-up at a charity concert to promote Alabama's beaches in the aftermath of the BP oil spill.The 61 year old was raised in Louisiana, a state also...

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Hank Williams Awarded Pulitzer

13th April 2010

Hank Williams has been posthumously awarded a special Pulitzer prize. The country music pioneer - who died in 1953 aged 29 - has been given the accolade in recognition of his lifetime's achievement as a...

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Williams To Receive Pulitzer Honour

13th April 2010

Country music icon HANK WILLIAMS is to receive a posthumous award from America's prestigious Pulitzer Prize Board.The late star will be given a special citation from the organisation to recognise his lifetime achievement, praising his...

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Country Star Williams Weds In Tennessee

28th September 2009

Country legend HANK WILLIAMS' granddaughter HOLLY WILLIAMS wed fiance CHRIS COLEMAN in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (27Sep09).The 28 year old daughter of Hank Williams Jr. exchanged vows with the drummer, surrounded by stars like Kid...

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Williams Biopic On The Way

11th August 2009

Country music icon HANK WILLIAMS is heading to the big screen - a biopic of the late singer/songwriter's life is in the works.The star, whose life was cut short in 1953, aged 29, is widely...

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The Things They Say 10862

22nd January 2009

"SHAKESPEARE couldn't yodel - and he looked lousy in a cowboy hat." ELVIS COSTELLO on comparisons between The Bard and his musical hero HANK WILLIAMS....

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Hank Williams' Guitarist Helms Dies

14th August 2008

HANK WILLIAMS' guitarist DON HELMS has died. He was 81. Helms was the last remaining member of Williams' Drifting Cowboys band. He died of a heart attack at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee...

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Lost Hank Williams Radio Recordings To Be Released At Last

26th May 2008

Country music legend HANK WILLIAMS' radio performances are to be released at last after years of legal wrangling between the singer's family and music publishers. Hank Williams' Mother's Best radio programmes will be released this...

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Fascinating Fact 4909

26th February 2008

BOB DYLAN has invited JACK WHITE, WILLIE NELSON and LUCINDA WILLIAMS to help him record tracks country icon HANK WILLIAMS left unfinished for an upcoming compilation.

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White Teams Up With Dylan For Williams' Works

19th November 2007

THE WHITE STRIPES rocker JACK WHITE has teamed up with BOB DYLAN to complete a series of "unfinished" HANK WILLIAMS songs. The Seven Nation Army star is one of a selection of musicians asked by...

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Hank Williams Lyrics Not Stolen

19th March 2007

LATEST: Theft charges against a memorabilia collector and a janitor have been dropped after a Tennessee judge declared there was insufficient evidence to prove they stole a notebook containing lyrics to HANK WILLIAMS' unrecorded songs....

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Williams Jr Files For Divorce From Fourth Wife

17th February 2007

Country music star HANK WILLIAMS JR has filed for divorce from his fourth wife of 16 years, MARY JANE WILLIAMS. The pair met at a concert in 1985, and married in 1990. The 57-year-old singer,...

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Police Make Arrests In Stolen Hank Williams Notebook Case

1st November 2006

Tennessee police have arrested two men in connection with the theft of a notebook which once belonged to country music legend HANK WILLIAMS. Memorabilia collector STEPHEN M SHUTTS, who co-owns the Honky Tonk Hall of...

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Williams' Notebook 'Stolen'

23rd October 2006

A music publishing company has branded a notebook of unpublished lyrics by late country singer HANK WILLIAMS stolen property, and bosses have called on two collectors to return the artifact immediately. Sony/ATV only realised the...

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Hank Williams' Kids Win Court Battle Over Radio Shows

30th September 2006

Country legend HANK WILLIAMS' family has won control of the singer/songwriter's fabled radio shows. Williams' two children will now control the catalogue of recordings of his performances on the Mother's Best Radio Show from the...

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Hank Gives Up Visitation Fight Over Unknown Lovechild

2nd June 2006

Country rocker HANK WILLIAMS III has given up fighting for custody of the son he knew nothing about for years - because he fears his hellraising reputation will stand in his way of a fair...

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Williams Jr Charged With Assault

5th April 2006

Country star HANK WILLIAMS JR will appear in court today (05APR06) on charges of assaulting a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel bar last month (MAR06). HOLLY HORNBEAK alleges the singer cursed her, tried to kiss...

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White Intimidated By Cash Home

20th March 2006

THE WHITE STRIPES frontman JACK WHITE fell in love with JOHNNY CASH's home in Nashville, Tennessee, and came close to buying it, but was too overwhelmed by the thought of living in his idol's former...

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Fascinating Fact 959

8th February 2006

Country couple FAITH HILL and TIM McGRAW's appearance on US TV show OPRAH yesterday (07FEB06) was the pair's first official interview together. As well as chatting about their romance, the McGraws cooked up their favourite...

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Hank Williams' Son Wins Copyright Battle

25th January 2006

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled the heirs of the late country legend HANK WILLIAMS own the rights to a collection of rare and live vintage recordings the country/folk legend made for radio broadcasts....

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Hank Williams' Wife's Silver Dollar Car Sold At Auction

24th January 2006

A silver dollar-coated car once owned by country legend HANK WILLIAMS' wife AUDREY sold for $195,000 (GBP108,300) at a classic vehicle auction in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday (20JAN06). The 1964 Pontiac Bonneville convertible was...

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Chesney's Baseball Dreams

8th December 2005

Country singer KENNY CHESNEY turned to music after failing to achieve his dream of becoming a baseball star. Chesney, whose romance with RENEE ZELLWEGER recently unravelled after just four months of marriage, is rarely...

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Daltrey's Country Ambitions

6th September 2005

Veteran rocker ROGER DALTREY is planning to abandon THE WHO and create a new band to fulfill his country music ambitions. The MY GENERATION hitmaker is convinced he has exhausted his inspiration for rock...

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Locals Turn Hank Williams' Death Spot Into A Museum

29th July 2005

Officials in West Virginia are set to turn their most macabre link to fame into a tourist trap after announcing they're erecting a HANK WILLIAMS museum on the site where the country legend's body was...

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