Hank Williams Sr.

Country Singer

Birthday September 17, 1923

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Mount Olive, AL

DEATH DATE Jan 1, 1953 (29)

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Numerology: 5


Born Hiram King Williams, this legendary country star released 35 Top-10 singles on the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school to write music for the Drifting Cowboys, drank heavily when his bandmates were drafted for World War II, and was dismissed by WSFA because of his alcoholism.


He released 11 #1 singles between 1948 and 1953, including "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Hey, Good Lookin'."

Family Life

He married Audrey Williams on December 15, 1944, and after their divorce on May 26, 1952, married Billie Jean Jones on October 18, 1952.

Associated With

His son Hank Williams Jr. also became a famous musician.