Hillbilly Music …

The Grand Ol’ Opry is born on November 28, 1925 ~ The “WSM Barn Dance” debuts on the Nashville radio station WSM. Two years later, the show is rechristened “The Grand Ole Opry.”

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Hank Williams Box Set: Singer’s Rare Radio Recordings Compiled 

Sponsored by Mother’s Best Flour Company and aired each weekday, the 15-minute broadcasts, many of which were actually pre-recorded due to Williams’ grueling tour schedule, were mostly forgotten after those initial airings.

Source: Hank Williams Box Set: Singer’s Rare Radio Recordings Compiled – Rolling Stone

The Hillbilly Shakespeare

Born on September 17, 1923, Hiram King “Hank” Williams Sr. scored his first hit in 1947 with “Move It On Over.” Although his career in the spotlight only lasted 4 years, in that 4 years he forever changed the face of popular music. His songs would be recorded by everyone from Perry Como to Isaac Hayes to the Melvins to Social Distortion.

Very few artists have transcended the genres like Hank and certainly no one has ever put words to paper quite like him. His nickname, “Hillbilly Shakespeare,” only speaks to his greatness.