Did you know? If you are ever in Montgomery, Alabama you might want to make your way downtown to City Hall. Directly across the street you’ll see a life-size statue of Hiram King ‘Hank’ Williams, country music’s first megastar. The statue sits on the site of many of his concerts and his funeral. While you're in Montgomery, be sure to visit the Hank Williams Museum and view the world’s largest collection of ‘Hank’ memorabilia (including his iconic eggshell blue 1952 Cadillac). Ranked #1 on Life Magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Important People in Country Music, Hank William’s legacy is stronger now than it’s ever been. He wasn’t with us for long, but he made a lasting impact on country music that runs deep. In his short five year career, he recorded 225 songs many of which he also composed. Hank performed his final concert in Austin, Texas, on December 19, 1952. He ‘stepped on a rainbow’ thirteen days later in the back of his Cadillac on the way to a show in Canton, Ohio. He was only 29.
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