Hank Williams' Granddaughter Continues His Legacy With Her Own Music Career
I Saw The Light is the new movie about country legend Hank Williams. The film charts the meteoric rise of the icon best known for songs like "Your Cheatin’ Heart."
Taking on the role of the Alabama-born Williams is British actor Tom Hiddleston.
At the premiere of the film, Hiddleston said: “He wrote songs about the life he knew, which was simple everyday stuff. It was falling in love, falling out of love, and getting in trouble.”
Michael McCall, museum editor of Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum said: “That music stands the test of time, you can go back and listen to those songs and they're still great, and there are few people who can write and express themselves like that.”
Williams was married three times, in the film, Elizabeth Olsen plays his first wife, Audrey.
In Nashville, Tennessee, one house that Hank Williams built and stayed in when he was recording his music still stands but his career in country music was short lived. In 1953, at the age of 29 he died suddenly.
As the music lives on, his son, Hank Williams Jr., found big success singing his dads songs.
There is now a third generation of Williams’ singing as Hank’s granddaughter, Hilary, is launching her own music career.
“When I was young I didn't realize he was such a big country music star, I thought his music was kind of boring, but now I love it because it was just so relatable,” she admitted.
With the new movie, Hank Williams will be introduced to a whole new generation.