Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…..Plus!
Becomes Staple In Gift Guide Features
Spotlighted In Such Media Outlets as Vanity Fair, Time Magazine, PopMatters.com, Huffington Post And Upcoming Broadcast Of World Café
The project is being hailed as the perfect Christmas gift this year, as evidenced from the current and upcoming gift guide inclusions in Time Magazine,Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, USA Today, PopMatters.com, Spin Magazine, USA Today and Philadelphia Inquirer.
“This is the ultimate holiday gift for any serious music fan,” says Time Life Senior Vice President of Retail, Mike Jason. “The recordings are superb, the packaging is one of a kind and we get to hear one of
’s first true music superstars in an intimate and revealing setting playing music he personally selected.” America
Other recent and upcoming press coverage includes a Jett Williams interview with Huffington Post, feature in New York Daily News, reviews in MOJO magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, PopMatters.com, Time Out New York, 3 reviews on Blogcritics.org and a feature in Cowboys and Indians magazine’sMarch 2011 issue. Also on tap for Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…..Plus! will be a Jett Williams appearance on NPR’s World Café on December 12 that will be heard on over 200 radio stations nationwide. And in 2011, Sirius/XM “T he Roadhouse” will feature an hour long program each week for the full year about the project and the shows will be hosted by Jett Williams.
The recordings are from Williams’ Mother’s Best Flour shows, recorded at the pinnacle of his career. When Williams was planning to be out on tour, he prerecorded his Mother’s Best shows, and 72 of them miraculously survived. Thinking the shows would only reach a small, mostly rural audience in middle
, Hank was unguarded in both his conversation and choice of songs. Accordingly, we hear him perform many songs he never performed elsewhere, including some from his childhood. The shows contain so many priceless moments, including Williams’ first-ever performances of “Cold, Cold Heart” and “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)” just days after they were written, as well as many songs he never recorded elsewhere such as “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and “On Top of Old Smoky.” Tennessee
Hank Williams Complete Mother Best Recordings….Plus! played a part in Williams posthumously receiving a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in May from
. The Pulitzer committee listened to the Mother’s Best recordings and awarded Williams the citation to honor his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life. Columbia University
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