By Erin Edgemon December 10, 2012
MONTGOMERY Alabama -- Known first as Montgomery's "Singing Kid," Hank Williams went on to have a lasting legacy on not only Alabama's Capital City but musicians around the world.
His music endures 60 years after his untimely death.
Montgomery musician Terry Faust explained Hank's legacy like this:
Photo Credit: Hank Williams Sr., Sept. 17, 1923 to Jan. 1, 1953 (Courtesy: Everett Collection)
"Hank wrote or recorded a song to deal with every human emotion you can have. I think that is what kept it going."
In his short career, Williams recorded 226 songs; of those he wrote 128.
Faust said Hank Williams' legacy continues to grow even now.
Williams won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for his craftsmanship as a songwriter that has a pivotal role in transforming country music.
Montgomery Advertiser | 12:34 AM, Jul. 19, 2011
Written by | Deborah Hayes Moore
Cheers echoed throughout the McGehee Road Baptist Church fellowship hall on a recent Saturday, as Montgomery native and life-long resident James Thomas "Tom" Brassell was showered with good wishes on his 90th birthday.
Brassell and his wife of 64 years, Alice Owens Brassell, were overjoyed during the grand celebration that began with the couple welcoming a steady stream of more than 250 guests in a receiving line. Arrivals included extended family members, friends, former employees and many others who made their way inside to honor the man known for his selfless acts of service.
Anna Louise Calhoun Duffey, 89, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in Montgomery.
1921 - 2006
Winston H. Sachar, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Mr. Sachar was 85. Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, June 16, 2006, at 11:30am from the Chapel Mausoleum at Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens with White Chapel Greenwood Funeral Home directing. Visitation was Thursday night from 6:00 until 8:00pm at the funeral home.