Hank Williams left a legacy of country music that would influence generations. During his short career, he recorded 35 songs that charted in the Top 10. He learned how to play guitar from Spencer Rose paying him sometimes with money but other times with food. Williams got his first gig performing on a radio program. Listeners of the program often contacted the station, requesting more of “the singing kid.”
Hank Williams dropped out of school to focus on his career in music. He eventually met and married Audrey Sheppard. Audrey would be his manager for the next 10 years. His career took a major turn, getting attention from a large audience when Hank Williams joined the Louisiana Hayride radio show. And in 1949, Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry.
Hank Williams is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.