Black and white photograph of Hank Williams with red and blue text
This button is a gift shop item sold by The Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Hank Williams (1923-1953) was an American musician. 35 of his singles reached the Top 10 Billboard Country and Western Best Sellers, making him one of the most iconic country performers of all time. In 1937 he began hosting a radio program and performing with a backup group, the Drifting Cowboys. After Williams was fired from the radio station due to alcohol abuse, he eventually signed on with MGM records in the mid 1940’s, releasing more singles and making his way into mainstream music. Later in the decade he joined the Grand Ole Opry, but after releasing a few more singles he was dismissed again for alcohol abuse. Williams was posthumously indicted into multiple halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.