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The Campaign

The Reinstate Hank campaign calls for the remittal of Opry star, and country music legend, Hank Williams. More than fifty years have passed since the tragic and untimely death of country music's greatest performer, who made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, 1949, with the crowd demanding an unheard of six encores.

A few years later, in 1952, Hiram Hank Williams was dismissed from the Opry with the understanding that he would sober up and then return to the stage that he loved so much. Sadly, he passed away in the back seat of his car a few months later and never made that momentous return.

Despite being one of the most powerfully iconic figures in American music, Hank Williams has yet to be reinstated to the Opry. Now, your help is needed to honor and preserve his legacy. Join the campaign and add your signature to the petition to Reinstate Hank Williams to the Grand Ole Opry.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Outlaw Magazine Covers Reinstate Hank Campaign

Howdy Folks!

Time for a new Reinstate Hank Williams Update! Outlaw Magazine has fantastic coverage of some of the inner workings of the Internet piece to the campaign.

Michael Ross presents a wonderful piece found under the "Lifestyle" section of http://www.outlawmagazine.tv

You can also find them on Myspace by visiting http://www.myspace.com/outlawmagazine

Use the link below to Sign The Petition Now! Be sure to share this blog post with your friends and family!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rolling Stone Covers Reinstate Hank Williams Sr.

Howdy Folks!

Rolling Stone Magazine interviewed Hank III and has given notice of the Reinstate Hank Williams movement and Petition in the 'Smoking Section' of the current issue! You can view the article below:

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Hank elaborated on his grandfather's unfair dismissal as a standing member of the Grand Ole Opry -- Nashville's home of country music -- and about the grassroots movement to get his grandfather reinstated. Hank Williams' Opry membership was stripped in 1952 (many speculate it was due to his alcoholism), yet despite being booted, his grandson claims that the Opry, "continues to put out records saying, 'This is Hank Williams live from the Grand Ole Opry' and using his image and likeness."

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http://www.rollingstone.com/blogs/smokingsection/2008/10/hank-iii-on-the-grand-ole-opry.php

Share this blog post, Sign the Petition with the link below and share it your friends and family!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies Sign Petition

Howdy Folks!

Some outstanding news to report on the Reinstate Hank Williams Campaign! Bob Wayne (guitar tech to Hank III) & the Outlaw Carnies have all signed a petition that Restless had while attending a show in Holland! Now that exciting! All the way on the other side of the globe, and we keep seeing more and more signatures.

Special thanks to Restless for all of her hard work and thanks to Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies for signing the Printable Sheets as well! Everyone appreciates it!

Visit the myspace link below for Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies! You love 'em!

http://www.myspace.com/bobwayne

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As always, share this blog post with your friends and family, and don't forget to use the graphic below if you haven't yet signed the Petition! After you have, please share, share, share!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rebel Son Band Signs Reinstate Petition

Howdy Folks!

Thank you Mr. Bandana for 'making it happen' and getting the members of Rebel Son Band to sign the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition!

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Rebel Son's myspace page is located at http://www.myspace.com/rebelsonband

As always, if you haven't signed the Petition yet, you can do so Today!

Tonya Watts Signs Reinstate Petition

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Special thanks to Wayne and Cathy for getting Tonya Watts to sign the Petition to Reinstate Hank Williams to the Opry!

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Find Tonya Watts on myspace by visiting http://www.myspace.com/tonyawattsmusic

Sign the Petition Today using the link below! And be sure to share the Petition with Family and Friends!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

David Allan Coe, Tyler Coe, Band Sign Reinstate Hank Petition

Howdy Folks!

The Reinstate Hank Williams Petition continues to gain momentum, along with a growing list of Music Heavyweights. Recently, it was announced that Dale Watson, Marshall Tucker & Band, and other notables had signed the Petition.

Now we can add David Allan Coe & Tyler Coe to the list of supporters and signers of the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition! A very big thanks to Mr. Bandana for making that happen.

If you haven't yet signed, please use the link below. Most importantly, please continue to share this post and the petition with others.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html


Friday, October 17, 2008

Petition Passes 30,000 and gaining...

Howdy Folks! The Petition to Reinstate Hank Williams into the Grand Ole Opry passed the 30,000 mark yesterday! Even more, the momentum is gaining with the signatures! Thanks to everyone involved in the Reinstate Hank Williams effort!

If you haven't signed the petition yet, be sure to do so at the below link:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Marshall Tucker Band Signs Reinstate Petition

Howdy Folks!

We have some more great news! The Marshall Tucker Band (yes, the entire band) has signed the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition!

You can find them on MySpace here:

http://www.myspace.com/themarshalltuckerband

If you haven't signed the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition yet, then you can Sign Now:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Use This Letter To Editor

Howdy Folks:

As always, if you haven't signed the Petition, you can sign it now with the link below:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Here's another tool for everyone to use in spreading word about the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition. Please copy/paste this text into a new document, sign, and send to you local or regional newspaper. This is a highly effective tool, so please take a moment to both use and share it with others. Let's get Hank Williams Reinstated into The Grand Ole Opry.

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw attention to a petition that I feel is one that others may not be aware is available. I'm a Hank Williams fan, and I became aware that his grandson Hank Williams III started a petition to have his grandfather Reinstated into The Grand Ole Opry. I've provided the petition text below:

"This petition calls for the reinstatement of Opry legend, and country music star, Hank Williams. Fifty years have passed since the tragic and untimely death of country music's greatest performer, who made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on June 11th, 1949. A few years later, in 1952, Hiram Hank Williams was asked to leave the Opry -- with the intention that he would sober up and make a return to the stage that he loved so much.

Before he could make that return, he passed on, in the back seat of a car on the way to an Ohio show. It's now 2008, and Hank Williams has yet to be reinstated to the Opry.

We, the undersigned, feel that it is past due for Hank Williams' reinstatement to the Grand Ole Opry."

Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to let my community, along with old and new Hank Williams fans to be involved in making history with Reinstating Hank Williams to The Grand Ole Opry.

To sign the Reinstate Hank Petition, please visit http://www.reinstatehank.org

Sincerely,


Name: ______________________________________

Address:_____________________________________

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Phone: (____) (____) (______)


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Locations of Recent Signatures

Howdy Folks!

It amazing just how far Hank Williams Sr.'s music has touched people. Here's a short list of recent locations of Reinstate Hank Petition Signers in just the past few days.

United States:
Pensylvania
North Carolina
California
Missouri
South Carolina
Iowa
Florida
Alabama
Louisiana
Kansas
Illinois
Tennessee
New Jersey
North Carolina
Utah
Iowa
Ohio

Worldwide:
Netherlands/Amsterdam
France
London/United Kingdom
Germany


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Use the Picture above to Sign The Petition Today! Also, please share the link to the Petition below:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams.html

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Special Reinstate Hank Artist Petition Sheet

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The Reinstate Hank Campaign has a special new addition. The Reinstate Hank Petition Book will include special tribute pages for Artists. From World Famous Artists to everyday fans, there is a new Artist Petition Sheet available as a 'canvas', with the signature of the Artist at the bottom.

This documentation, along with any stenciling / painting will be considered for use in the film documentary.

Keith Neltner is the creative genius behind the artwork for the Petition Forms and Reinstate Hank Artwork. The documentary film is being produced by Blake Judd of Judd Films.

http://www.neltnercreative.com/

http://www.juddfilms.com

Download and Print the Artist Petition Sheet below (left) and also get your 32-Signature Printable Petition Form if you haven't already (right).

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And it wouldn't be a Reinstate Hank Williams blog without a link to Sign The Petition Today!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reinstate Comment 16 Sep 2008

Howdy Folks!

Part of the Reinstate Hank Petition Campaign is getting to see some of the comments left by those signing the Petition. Here's a recently noted comment you might enjoy:

"Hank Williams has had such a great Great Influence musician in all types of music and musician in his life also after his death,singer ,song writers that have were born after his death.


It was my mom and dad that made me aware of his music .i have read that many a musician has been influence by the great music that he gave us.now it time to honer this man who had issues to deal with .Those problem do not negate the great accomplishments hes has done for country music and other types."

Based on these comments and recent blogs found on MySpace, it's clearly evident that Hank Williams Sr. is respected by music lovers from virtually all genres of music. What he gave artists, singers, musicians, and fans will truly live forever. It's always nice to see others continuing to pay their Respect to the King of Country!

If you haven't signed the petition, please do so and be sure to send the link to your friends and family!


http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Monday, September 8, 2008

Reinstate Hank Goes Past 29,000 Signatures

Howdy Folks!

The Reinstate Hank Petition surpassed the 29,000 mark today as it steadily climbs. Thank you to all who have signed, as well as help gain new signatures.

Just as a quick reminder, if you've not yet signed the petition, you can do so at the link below. Also, please re-post and share that link with friends, family and other blogs! Thank You!

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cincinnati Area - See & Sign Petition Book

Shake It Records - 4156 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 7pm - 10pm.


+ Live music - Kentucky Struts and Straw Boss
+ The Reinstate Hank Petition Book - come show your support to Reinstate Hank!
+ Metal Farm - the magazine, propaganda, framed art, posters
+ Art show and sale by: Keith Neltner, Mike Amann, and Roman Titus
+ Special guest Blake Judd from Judd Films
+ After party at The Northside Tavern
+ Pre-orders for Damn Right Rebel Proud, pre-order tickets also good for art giveaway at the end of the party.


SHAKE IT RECORDS
4156 HAMILTON AVENUE
CINCINNATI, OHIO

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Updated: Netherlands Active With Reinstate Hank Williams

Howdy Folks!

The Netherlands is lighting up with signature activity on the Reinstate Hank Williams campaign. This is due in no small part to "RestlessinAmsterdam But ReinstateHankWorldwide", a wonderful supporter based in Amsterdam, Holland.

Reinstate Hank is truely going World Wide. Visit the link below to see the effort in action:

http://www.reinstatehank.gh.hyves.nl/

Thanks for everyone's support, and lets keep sharing the petition! If you haven't signed yet, you can sign the petition at the link below:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tattoo Artist Squench Signs Petition

Howdy Folks!

The good news just keeps on coming! It's confirmed that the talent behind Squench's Tattoo's (TM) signed the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition! Special thanks to Wayne for making that happen!

Drop by and say thanks to Squench if you like. You can find him on Myspace below:

http://www.myspace.com/squenchstattoos

As always, if you haven't signed the petition yet, you can do so by visiting HERE.

Add the Banner With This Code


Howdy Folks!

There's so many ways to help spread word of the petition, and one of the best ways is to actually be able to add the banner that links directly to the Reinstate Petition. You can do that right now if you like! Simply copy and paste the code to any online website, webpage, Myspace, Facebook, or any page that allows you to add code.






Add this Banner to your page---
Just copy and paste this HTML to your page.



Saturday, August 16, 2008

King of Juke Joint Swing Wayne Hancock Signs Petition

Howdy Folks!

It's confirmed that Wayne "The Train" Hancock, also respected as The King of Juke Joint Swing has signed the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition.

http://www.waynehancock.com
http://www.myspace.com/waynehancock

This news comes shortly after word that Dale Watson, also of Austin Tx. signed the petition. Attention continues to grow and the signatures keep coming! More great news coming...

Have you signed yet? Visit the link below to Sign Today, and Thank You!

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Daughter of Original 'Driftin Cowboys' Signs Reinstate Hank Petition

Howdy Folks!

Daughter of the late Dennis Brown, one of the Original 'Driftin Cowboys', has signed the Reinstate Hank Petition. She left wonderful public comments and they're noted below:

"My Father, Paul Dennis, was one of the original drifting cowboys. He went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2002. Also, my dad's longtime buddy and musician friend Lum York. I know that they would be the first to say that Hank Williams, Sr. should be reinstated. I feel that it would be an injustice to not only Hank but his family, friends, and loyal country music fans. I ask that you do the right thing.....reinstate Hank Williams, Sr. to his rightful place.

Thank you,

Millie Dennis Brown"

Thank you so much Millie Brown and to all that have signed the petition! If you haven't yet signed the petition, please visit the following link:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

And PLEASE help share the above link by e-mailing the link, writing a blog, or any other way you can help spread the information to others.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

CEO of Thunder Records Signs Petition

Howdy Folks!

Thunder Records CEO Jeffery Wilson has signed the Reinstate Hank Petition! Public comment included: "As CEO of Thunder Records & "The Medallions", # 1 Hit "Watcha Gonna Do?" ( Secondary Mkt./ USA/ Indie Charts....HANK SHOULD BE THERE!"

A big thanks to Jeffery Wilson and everyone who has signed the Petition to date! If you haven't signed the petition yet, just CLICK HERE TO SIGN NOW.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Legend Dale Watson Signs Petition

Howdy Folks!

I received confirmation from Dale this morning that it was indeed him that signed the Reinstate Hank Williams Petition #28059. The public comment he left on the petition was "It's the right thing to do."

I couldn't agree more, and we all feel the same! Let's keep sharing the Petition with friends and family and ask them to do the same!

And a very big thanks to Dale Watson, who also has a Reinstate Banner!!!

http://www.dalewatson.com
http://www.myspace.com/dalewatson

The world is now watching, and it's up to all of us to keep pushing the message out! More to come...I'm sure!

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Reinstate Hank Hits 28,000+

The Reinstate Hank Williams Petition has reached the 28,000+ mark and continues to rise! Sign it if you haven't, but don't forget to help share the Petition with others, and ask them to do the same.

Just send them the following link: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Signatures are coming in from all over the World and there's a noticeable increase in traffic! Thanks to everyone for sharing the banner on Myspace and continuing to nudge friends and family to sign and share the Petition link.

You can get the banner for Myspace by visiting http://www.myspace.com/reinstatehankwilliams

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Comments From The Petition - 06 Aug 2008

If you haven't taken time to read the comments on the Petition, here's a handful from the past few days. It's always a pleasure to hear what's on the people's mind. The emotions run across the board, and are of course the opinion of the individual being quoted.

"please reinstate hank williams, from a little bisket eater from way back (card carrying)
lets do this now!" Aug 4th

"come on folks, sign this petition. lets get hank back to his home." Aug 5th

"Reinstate Hank you dogs. You've been banking on his name and style for over 50 years." Aug 5th

"Hank deserves to be in the opry. Taylor Swift needs to be opted out." Aug 3rd

"It is a disgrace that this man who has molded country music into the mecca of all music entertainment hasn't been given the recognition he is due. Listening to this new stuff that is now "country". It amazes me that this man who defined country music, is absent from such a forum." Aug 2nd

SIGNATURES VIEWABLE HERE

If you haven't signed the petition yet, CLICK HERE TO SIGN IT NOW!

Most importantly, please help spread the word about the Petition! Thanks!

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Sept 6th - The Reinstate Hank petition book and special guest - Blake Judd from Judd Films.

Metal Farm Release Party & Poster Sneak Preview

Mark your calendars...Metal Farm Release Party at Shake It Records, Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, Sept. 6th.


Live music from The Kentucky Struts & Straw Boss! Art display from Keith Neltner, Mike Amann & Roman Titus.


The Reinstate Hank petition book and special guest - Blake Judd from Judd Films.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

55 Signatures in just 24 Hours

55 more than yesterday, it seems like everyone is having their whole families to sign at once.

Thats a pretty good idea!!! Keep up the good work y'all I'm sure we can do this!!!

Everyone go to reinstatehank. org and sign the petition to reinstate Hank Williams into the Grand Ole Opry. Also check out cashville411. com for Hank III's story on the reinstatement movement.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Best Kept Secret In Music - Hank Williams Sr.

Did you know that Hank Williams Sr. is not a member of the Grand Ole Opry? A friend recently asked 7 people at random if they were aware of this and all 7 thought that he was already a member. Naturally, who wouldn't think he was? He's promoted relentlessly in and around the Opry, while unsuspecting fans are unaware that he was removed and never reinstated into the Opry he helped build.

Help by spreading the word, forward this story, e-mail it to friends, and most importantly by signing the Petition to Reinstate Hank Williams into the Grand Ole Opry. Sign it Today!

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams/sign.html

Thanks for your Support, and it will be you, your friends, and their friends that make this happen!

Also, visit http://www.reinstatehank.org for more information on the effort.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Reinstate Hank breezes to Top 6 Petitions

The Reinstate Hank Williams Petition is pushing upward and has breezed to # 6 on the International Petitions ranking at http://www.gopetition.com

Thanks to all the supporters for their efforts! It takes not only signing, but spreading the word that the Petition WILL NOT be going away and everyone should help share the Petition with others after they've signed it.

Here's the Link to Sign The Petition Now!
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-hank-williams.html

It takes a little over 30 seconds to recognize Hank Williams Sr., and show your support for the personal passion of Hank Williams III, grandson of the Country Music Legend.

Please Sign, Blog, Forward, Share and all the other tools we have at our disposal to promote the Petition!

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

III TELLS OPRY TO 'REINSTATE HANK'

In an exclusive interview with contributing editor Warren Denney for CASHVILLE411, Hank Williams III discussed the campaign he has launched to persuade the Grand Ole Opry to reinstate the membership of his legendary grandfather.

Exclusive at Cashville411.com
Read The Interview Here

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Reinstate Hank Williams Goes Blogging

The purpose of this blog is to further increase visibility of the Reinstatement Petition available for signing. This is also another tool for you, your family and friends to share and continue to ask others to share the information.

Sincerely,

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