The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

2002 - Hank Williams

Part of Music MastersĀ® Series Events

Hank Williams 2002

Modern music legend Hank Williams is the honoree for the seventh annual  American Music Masters series.

In a career that barely lasted a decade, Hank Williams charted 36 Top 10 country hits, including such classics as “Lovesick Blues,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin” and “Jambalaya (On the Bayou).”  Unfortunately, Williams’ career came to a tragic end, when he died of a heart attack on January 1, 1953, at the age of 29. He scored three posthumous Number One hits in 1953 – “Kaw-Liga,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “Take These Chains from My Heart” – and he has continued to inspire subsequent generations of rock and rollers and country musicians.

Tribute Concert Performers

Billy Bob Thornton, Bonnie Bramlett, Joe Groshecky, Tommy Shaw of Styx, Jack Scott, Brett James, Marty Stuart and Jett Williams

Playhouse Square Performers

  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Bonnie Bramlett
  • Joe Groshecky
  • Tommy Shaw of Styx
  • Jack Scott
  • Brett James
  • Marty Stuart
  • Jett Williams