Hank Williams Videos


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.

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:


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


Name: ______________________________________




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:
North Carolina
South Carolina
New Jersey
North Carolina

London/United Kingdom

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


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.



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!


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!


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.