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University of West Georgia Sponsors “The Life and Music of Hank Williams” in Newnan

by Kendall PoltzerUniversity of West Georgia Sponsors “The Life and Music of Hank Williams” in Newnan

The University of West Georgia has rescheduled “The Life and Music of Hank Williams” for Saturday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium in Newnan. This event, sponsored by the university’s College of Arts and Humanities and Hollis Trust, is a collaborative exhibition featuring readings by UWG professor and co-editor of “The Hank Williams Reader,” Dr. Steve Goodson. The original date of January 23 had to be postponed due to weather.

Guests will experience both vintage video and audio recordings of the late Country Music Hall of Fame artist, Hank Williams, as well as performances of Williams’ music by Daniel Williams and his Driftin’ Poboys Band.

A native of Alabama and talented songwriter, Williams died at age 29 leaving his legacy behind in the world of country music. Williams was one of the most influential musicians of his time and is considered by many to be the father of contemporary country music. “The Life and Music of Hank Williams” will pay tribute to the late musician and will celebrate his contributions to country music. Following the program, a book signing of “The Hank Williams Reader” will be held in the auditorium lobby courtesy of Underground Books in Carrollton.

Tickets for the show cost $5.00 and can be purchased in Newnan at Let Them Eat Toffee, Grannie Fannie’s Antiques, Male Academy Museum, and McRitchie-Hollis Museum. For more information, please call 678-839-6042 or email


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Posted: January 20, 2016



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