Hiram King "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one (three posthumously).
The Complete Hank Williams is an award-winning 1998 box set collecting almost all of the recorded works of country music legend Hank Williams, from his first recorded track in 1947 to the last session prior to his untimely death in 1953 at the age of 29. While a number of live and overdubbed songs are excluded, the ten disc collection contains 225 tracks, including studio sessions, live performances and demos. Among those 225 songs are 33 hit singles and 53 previously unreleased tracks.
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. In his short life, he became one of the musical giants of the 20th century, creating the sound and sensibility of modern country.
Hank Williams (1947). Country Shots - Two Timing Tunes. Hank Williams SR. ▼ Hank Williams: Unreleased Recordings. Men With Broken Hearts: Three Hanks. . 8 American Legends. Wait For The Light To Shine. Lyrics for album: Turn Back The Years: The Essential Hank Williams Collection (2005). On The Banks Of The Old Pontchatrain Vol. If You'll Be A Baby (To Me). Lyrics for album: Alone With His Guitar (2000).