"Marty Stuart acquires 350 pieces of Hank Williams memorabilia"
Through his friendship with the country icon's sister,
Irene Williams Smith, to whom Marty dedicates the Nashville exhibit.
They met in 1993 when she invited Marty to her Dallas home
to look at Hank's belongings. "It wasn't just the same old
stuff you'd see," he says. "This was family items, treasures
of the family that nobody had ever seen, that had been protected
since the day he died. And I knew I was in the presence of
something really special."
Quote: "The things that I want to share with you are all
I have left of my life with my family. You must understand
that my brother is not Hank Williams - not to me.
His name is Hiram; my mother’s name Lillian.
I feel safe inviting you to our family dinner table.
However, you must approach it with respect.
Under those terms you are welcome."
--Irene Williams Smith, sister of Hank Williams,
speaking to Marty Stuart in her home,
just prior to showing Marty the clothing, letters,
legal documents, hand written songs that made
her brother a legend, and many other items handed
down to her after the death of her mother.
Credit: - Hank Williams - Snapshots From The Lost Highway
by Escott & Florita (a wonderful book).
The quote, featured above is compliments of: Country Music Classics Newsletter
The Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama is honored to have the
jewelry made by Irene Williams Smith (Hank's Sister).
We are selling the following jewelry handcrafted by Irene at the Hank
Assorted Gemstone Necklaces
Wooden Beads, Rose Quartz
Carnelian and Lapis
Over dyed Turquoise
Soft Emerald Green Malachite
Dark Green Malachite Pieces
Multi Colored Rocks
Light Green Turquoise and Scarabs
Round Carved Turquoise
Turquoise Round Beads
Turquoise and Silver Bead
Turquoise and Lapis
Cornelian and Lapis
Click HERE to view our collection of RARE HANK WILLIAMS POSTERS & HANDBILLS
Click HERE to View some Billboard Magazine articles concerning the Hank Williams Memorial Day in Montgomery, Al.
Click HERE to View Sections of the Hank Williams Memorial Day Parade including dignitaries, Country artists and other partcipating organizations.
HERE For information about the HANK FAN MAILING LIST &
Robert Ackerman's combined songwriting efforts with Dustin Hunt and Jim Murphy.
Of Special Note: "Hank's Old Scratched Record"
Click HERE For HANK WILLIAMS 78 & 45 RPM Single Records (U.S. Issues)
HERE for recent [January 19, 2003] UPDATES on:
Hank's 50th Anniversary EVENTS in Germany
February 2006 UPDATE: "MY FASCINATION FOR HANK WILLIAMS" BY MANFRED ALBERT REINHARDT
HERE to see Photo of above mentioned German 'Hank' Event