Sign of Life: A Story of Family, Tragedy, Music, and Healing
Just after noon on a spring day in 2006, aspiring singer songwriter Hilary Williams and her sister Holly – the granddaughters of country legend Hank Williams and daughters of country music star Hank Williams Jr. – were driving through Mississippi down a rural stretch of Route 61 on their way to their grandfather’s funeral. Suddenly, the front wheel of the truck became caug...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Da Capo Press
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Not only do you get to read Hilary's inspirational story you get some more info on Hank Jr's accident, Hank Sr and Audrey's lives and how all the kids/grandkids are related to the Williams that we've heard of as singers! So its not just all about Hilary but her relations come into a lot of it too which made for a very interesting story along with her accident and recovery. You get to see a different side of Hank Jr as her Dad even though he wasn't in her life very much due to his career and a di...more
The hook in this book for me was that the author had a near-death experience in common with her father, Hank William Jr., hers in a car accident and his after falling down a mountain. Aside from that, it seems you would have to know some of these people to really get involved. Outside of the accident and hospital stay and surgeries, there are stories about Nashville musicians many people will not be familiar with. I like the effort, but I guess only a daughter could make Hank Jr. sound boring.