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On this date back in back in 1923, Hiram King Williams was born in Mount Olive, Alabama. People might know his son Hank Jr., but let me tell you about this Alabama native.

In my eyes, Hank Sr. is rock-n-roll to the core. He talks about girls, depression, home made food, lying women and compassion. When you listen to his voice, he has that classic 30's sound (which I think it's very monotone and bland -- but look past that) which was a popular sound for a long time. But at the end of the day he laid the pavement for outlaw country.


My good friends from wiki call Outlaw Country:

When it comes to rockabilly music, personally I think he invented that genre completely. Without him many artist like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, George Jones, Charley Pride, and The Rolling Stones -- wouldn't have found their sound.

Roll Tide.

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