Hank Williams , born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. Williams recorded 35 singles that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams moved to Georgiana, where he met Rufus Payne, a black street performer who gave him guitar lessons in exchange for meals. Payne had a major influence on Williams's later musical style. During this time, Williams informally...
|Birthdate:||September 17, 1923|
|Birthplace:||Mount Olive, Alabama|
|Date of death:||January 1, 1953|
|Also known as:||Hank Williams, Sr., Hank Williams Sr., Hank Williams Sr|