Williams To Receive Pulitzer Honour

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 "craftsmanship as a songwriter" and his "pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force".
Williams is one of only a handful of stars to receive a special citation from the Pulitzer Board, with other recipients including folk icon Bob Dylan and jazz legends Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
The performer died in 1953, aged 29.


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