courtesy of Bozeman Media
A new Hank Williams' box set, The Complete Mother's Best Recordings, collects 15 discs of Williams' radio appearances.
A new Hank Williams' box set, The Complete Mother's Best Recordings, collects 15 discs of Williams' radio appearances. courtesy of Bozeman Media
Hank Williams is one of the greatest country star's of all-time. His "million-dollar" voice brought him 11 No. 1 hits within his first five years. Williams died young, at age 29 in 1953, but he lived long enough to make an indelible mark on American music.
Time-Life has assembled about 18 hours of Williams' "Mother's Best" radio show performances, and released it in September. Today on World Cafe, Williams' daughter, the musician Jett Williams, and official biographer Colin Escott discuss shed light on the compilation. Jett talks about getting to know her father through his music and her subsequent fight to protect his work, including the "Mother's Best" recordings.