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Hank Williams, Sr. Lecture Scheduled Feb. 22

18 February 2005 — Hank Williams, Sr. is generally considered one of the greatest country western singers who ever lived. In Hank Williams, Sr.: An Alabama Sensation, author Alan Brown of the University of West Alabama will demonstrate how the singer's boyhood years in Chapman, Alabama had an indelible impact on his music.

The presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22 on the 11th floor of Cole Library. Through the use of video, slides, and recordings of Williams' songs, Brown  will  not only trace the course of Williams' tragic life, but he will also explain why the singer  returned to Montgomery shortly before he died and penned two of his greatest songs, Your Cheatin' Heart and Kaw-liga. Brown will also point out the biographical  references in a demo recording titled Log Train. By the end of the lecture, audiences  should understand why Hank Williams, Sr.'s appeal has extended far beyond country-western music.

This presentation is part of the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF)  2005-2006 Speaker in the House program.  Refreshments served. Admission is free. For more details, go to

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