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This year marks both the 90th anniversary of country giant Hank Williams’ birth and the 60th year remembrance of his tragic death. Within the thirty year timeframe of his life, Williams became the cornerstone of country music and one of the key influencers of artists from all genres. Songs such as “Lovesick Blues,” “There’s a Tear In My Beer,” “Hey Good Looking,” “I’m a Long Gone Daddy” and numerous others remain timeless classics.

Throughout the years, Hank Williams’ music has appeared in numberous movies and television shows including “Shawshank Redemption,” “M*A*S*H,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Steel Magnolias,” “The Wonder Years,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Forrest Gump,” “Nurse Betty,” “Cars,” “Cold Case,” “Rango,” and more as well as an advertising campaign from Pepsi. Most recently, Hank Williams’ track “Move It on Over” is featured on the soundtrack for the new blockbuster, 42, a biographical sports drama detailing the life of Baseball legend Jackie Robinson.  


 

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