This item is circa 1954-55 and was printed in tribute after the death of the legendary Hank Williams Sr. on Jan. 1, 1953.
Audrey Mae Sheppard Williams (1923-75), was not only Hank Williams’ wife but was an American musician, mother of Hank Williams, Jr. and grandmother of Hank Williams III and Holly Williams.
Audrey and Hank were married from December 15, 1944 until July 10, 1952 when their divorce was finalized.
Hank Williams met Audrey Mae Sheppard in 1943. At the age of 20, she was separated from her first husband and a single mother to their daughter, Lycretia. In
Audrey soon began to push for her own spot in the limelight. Since the start of their relationship, Hank had sometimes allowed her to join with his backing band; as well as singing, Audrey played the upright bass. Country biographer Colin Escott wrote. "Her duets with Hank were like an extension of their married life in that she fought him for dominance on every note." They recorded several duets together and Audrey featured on the following recordings: "Lost On The River", "I Heard My Mother Praying For Me",... read more