And the Pulitzer Prize goes to…(drumroll)….

14 04 2010

Hank Williams, Sr.!  Nearly 60 years after his death, the Pulitzer Prize Board has acknowledged his incredible contributions to popular music:

The late country music icon Hank Williams was among the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners announced Monday.

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a posthumous special award to Williams, who died in 1953 at 29, for his lifetime achievement as a musician, praising the country legend for “his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/12/pulitzer.prize.winners/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Hank is one of my favorites and one of the few country artists I love.   Too bad he didn’t live long enough to see his impact on American (and western) music.

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