The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum hosted Hank’s 100th: A Concert in Celebration of Hank Williams, presented by Spotify in the museum’s CMA Theater.
The concert featured a wide-ranging representation of the country music community — Suzy Bogguss, Laura Cantrell, Rodney Crowell, Della Mae, S.G. Goodman, Jeff Hanna, Brennen Leigh, Lyle Lovett, Delbert McClinton, Chuck Mead, Wendy Moten, Hank Williams’ grandchildren Hilary Williams, Holly Williams, Sam Williams and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy. Artists performed interpretations of Williams’ classics in various styles, from honky-tonk and bluegrass to rock to R&B. Chris Scruggs led the house band including Billy Contreras, Wes L’Anglois, Jared Manzo and Kenny Vaughan.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Hank Williams scored more than 30 hits in his short career, including "Hey, Good Lookin’," "Jambalaya" and "Lovesick Blues," and wrote many songs that are now considered country standards. Tony Bennett’s 1951 pop cover of "Cold, Cold Heart" showed the crossover potential of Williams’ songwriting, and over the past seven decades, his music has been recorded by artists in nearly every genre.
This program was presented by Spotify in partnership with the Americana Music Association.
The Happy 100th birthday Hank Sr. playlist is available on Spotify.