The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on March 11, 1990 · Page 155
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The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee · Page 155

Nashville, Tennessee
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Sunday, March 11, 1990
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Hank Sr. lives in PBS special THOMAS GOLDSMITH Staff Writer For both Hank Williams Jr. and Randy Travis, the music of Hank Williams Sr. is a family tradition. Hank Jr.'s connection is unique and well known he's the son of Hank Sr., the greatest country singer who ever lived. But Travis, who appears with Hank Jr. and other top stars in Saturday's In the Hank Williams Tradition PBS special (8 p.ra, WDCN-Channel 8), also grew up on the music of Hank Sr. "Daddy loved him, I mean he loved Hank, and I heard a lot of Hank's music through him," Travis said during the making of In the Hank Williams Tradition. "I always loved his music; I was introduced to it at such a young age. I've been singing his songs since I was a kid. I can set and sing many, many of his songs." In a hit-making career that spanned only the years between 1947 and 1953, lean, lonesome Hank Williams enriched the pop music field with unforgettable songs including Your Cheating Heart; Cold, Cold Heart; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and Hey, Good Loofetn'. For his son. Hank Sr.'s musical and personal legacies far outnumber his few, but deeply cherished in-pcrson memories. "I can remember him laying on the couch in Nashville, just as plain as day long, lanky and skinny," Hank J r., who was 3 when his father died in 1 953, says in the special. "I can remember him in a private airplane, when I was, naturally, just a very small child . I remember him with a beautiful suit on and I remember him at a radio show, getting ready, just those gorgeous suits and hats. - i ... v Special highlights are Travis's aching-heart I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Skaggs's haunting Alone and Forsaken, Jennings's concert version of Turn Back the Years and Harris's poignant May You Never Be Alone, which she performs on the Ryman Auditorium stage accompanied only by dulcimer player David Schnaufer. Most of the stars team up for a finale of I Saw the Light. . Yoakam acts as narrator for the show, which was produced by the Country Music Foundation and the Ginger Group and scripted by the CMFs director Bill Ivey. Hank Williams Sr. "The Hillbilly Shakespeare" "Just like little instant pictures in my mind, and that's it" A group of Williams's contemporaries and associates provide informative and moving personal recollections of the star, recalling his lighter side as well as the driven, self-destructive lifestyle that led him to an early death. "He was bright; he was happy that's when things were going well in his personal life, of course," says Grand Ole Opry great Minnie Pearl. Williams side-men Don Helms and Jerry Rivers share a wealth of personal memories, as do Country Music Hall of Famers Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. A heap of Hank Williams classics, as well as some lesser-known gems, are heard in the special performed by stars including Hank Sr. himself in vintage footage. Hank Jr., Travis, Atkins, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Willie -Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristof f erson and Dwight Yoakam STEPHAN D. 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