"TODAY A TRUE ICON HAS PASSED -- GEORGE JONES
HE AND HIS WIFE NANCY HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR DECADES AND WE ALL SHALL MISS HIM MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY.
NOT ONLY WAS HE A FRIEND TO ME AND MY HUSBAND KEITH, HE WAS A DEVOTE FAN OF MY DAD'S.
IN FACT HE ONCE TOLD ME FACIOUSLY THAT HIS GREATEST HEROS WERE JESUS CHRIST AND HANK WILLIAMS.
WHEN I WAS STARTING MY CAREER HE AND NANCY WRAPPED THEIR ARMS AROUND ME AND HE TOOK ME ON STAGE WITH HIM IN FLORIDA. MOST RECENTLY, I HAD THE HONOR OF DOING A DUET WITH HIM IN CHATTANOGA SEVERAL WEEKS AGO.
I QUITE SIMPLY LOVED HIM AND TREASURE EVERY MOMENT I SHARED WITH HIM. HE IS GONE BUT HE HAS BLESSED US WITH SOME OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT RECORDINGS EVER MADE.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE -- A REST HE CERTAINLY DESERVES AND HAS EARNED. AS FOR THE REST OF US, MAY WE EMBRACE HIS MUSIC, HIS GENIUS AND RECALL FONDLY ALL THE PLEASURE THIS GREAT ARTIST AND MAN SHARED WITH US."
Jett Williams has been invited to the June 11, 2013 premier of The Nashville Public Library Foundation's String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Nashville Public Library Foundation funds the development of 1-2 new puppet productions annually. This year's production theme honors Nashville's rich legacy of country music and is a tribute to the history of country music through song and puppetry, fostering a love of the genre for generations to come.
Hank Williams's contribution to country music has been selected for inclusion in a production that will reach more than 100,000 children and their families.
Jett is honored to have been included and to attend.
Nashville, TN (April 23, 2013) – The family tradition continues! Jett Williams, the daughter of country music icon Hank Williams, has signed an exclusive booking agreement with Brand Entertainment Agency (BEA). Carrying on the legacy of her father, Jett Williams has toured the world, a fine performer in her own right, sharing her story and proving that musical talent can be passed on from one generation to the next.
Jett Williams was born a mere five days after her father’s death. Immediately, Hank’s mother, Lillian, began the adoption process, which turned into a two year ordeal. Finally, Lillian proved to the State of Alabama that she was Jett’s paternal grandmother and she gained guardianship renaming Jett, Catherine Yvonne. Two weeks later, Lillian died at the age of 57 and within hours, Jett was an orphan and a ward of the State of Alabama. Thirty years and a precedent-setting eight year legal battle later, Jett Williams was finally recognized as a rightful heir to the Hank Williams Legacy.