The Life and Music of Hank Williams -- Newnan Book Signing for The Hank Williams Reader

The Life and Music of Hank Williams -- Newnan Book Signing for The Hank Williams Reader

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 7:30 PM

Mark your calendars for a special event that will take place in Newnan. The Wadsworth Auditorium will host “The Life and Times of Hank Williams,” an evening of readings and songs celebrating the country music legend. The program will be led by University of West Georgia historian Dr. Steve Goodson, co-editor of The Hank Williams Reader. Daniel Williams (no relation to Hank Williams) and his Driftin’ Poboys Band will provide live music throughout the evening. There will be a book signing after the event in the Autitorium lobby courtesy of Carrollton’s Underground Books.

The event will offer a multifaceted portrait of the renowned singer and songwriter. Though Williams passed away more than 60 years ago at the age of 29, his influence continues to be heard in contemporary music of all genres. The Hank Williams Reader is a first-of-its-kind compilation of the best writing that has appeared about Williams over the past six decades and includes newspaper and magazine articles, interviews, memoirs by family and band members, assessments by critics and historians, sensational tabloid stories, and fictional treatments of the ill-fated country music superstar. In addition to selected highlights from the “Reader” and live performances of his classic songs, the program will include original recordings by and video footage of Williams.

The event will take place at the Wadsworth Auditorium on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $5.00 each and will be available at

Grannie Fannie’s Antiques (15 Greenville St., 770-683-5220),

Let Them Eat Toffee (18A N. Court Square, 770-683-0137),

the McRitchie-Hollis Museum (74 Jackson St., 770-251-0207),

and the Male Academy Museum (30 Temple Avenue, 770-251-0207).

Please call 678-839-6042 or e-mail for more information.