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Subject: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Mary Katherine
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 04:03 PM

Hank Williams Wins Pulitzer Award
Posted: Apr 12, 2010 12:23 PM PDT Updated: Apr 12, 2010 12:23 PM PDT
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The following is a news release.



New York City, April 12 – The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded a posthumous Special Citation to country music icon Hank Williams for his lifetime achievement as a musician, Columbia University announced today.

The citation praises Williams 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."

The Board, chaired by Anders Gyllenhaal, executive editor of the Miami Herald, made the award after a confidential survey of experts in popular music.

"The citation, above all, recognizes the lasting impact of Williams as a creative force that influenced a wide range of other musicians and performers," said Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes. "At the same time, the award highlights the Board's desire to broaden its Music Prize and recognize the full range of musical excellence that might not have been considered in the past."

In recent years, the Board has awarded several other Special Citations in music: To jazz composers Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane in 2006 and 2007 and to composer and singer Bob Dylan in 2008.

Williams, who died in 1953 at age 29, was noted for writing and singing songs that reflected the hopes and struggles of everyday Americans, and his compositional skill and fusion of genres, experts say, became the measure by which country music is judged. Among his most famous songs are the standards "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Cold Cold Heart," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Jambalaya."

The Pulitzer Prize Board announced the 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists on April 9, 2010. For the complete list of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize Award Winners, please visit www.pulitzer.org.

For more information about the Pulitzer Prize Awards, please contact

Sig Gissler, administrator, Pulitzer Prizes, at sg138@columbia.edu or 212-854-7327.


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Fortunato
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 08:03 PM

thanks Mary Katherine. that's very cool.


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: kendall
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 08:10 PM

Kinda slow, aint they?


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Mary Katherine
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 08:14 PM

Better late than.....


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 08:46 PM

Always loved his sound....my favourite....'My son calls another man daddy'


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Beer
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 08:48 PM

Great news. But like WW2 folks are beginning to forget. My son who is 34 says he heard of him but that is it. My grand son of eleven will probably never know. I hope to change that though. Agree with Kendall. What the hell took them so long.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: banjoman
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 04:57 AM

About time - The greatest


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 06:54 PM

My favorite of his songs was "The Old Log Train" It's the most trad sounding of everything he wrote.

Art


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 02:32 PM

Has he been re-instated as a member of the Grand Ole Opry yet?
There was a petition going around to re-instate him, but I'm not
sure if they did so.


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 02:40 PM

And my heart fell at your feet/I can't help it if I'm still in love with you...

Show them, Adrien, I'll bet it's not too late.:-)

My kids know about him. My son went to the drive-in movies with me, when he was about 5. The movie was about Hank, starring his son. I sobbed my eyes out while my son patted my shoulder and told me it would be okay. He has grown up liking his music and my grandson loves it, at certain times.

It is good he has received this recognition...too bad he isn't here to enjoy it.

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: gnu
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 02:18 PM

Bravo!


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 07:42 PM

`Has he been re-instated as a member of the Grand Ole Opry yet?`

Can`t see why he`d want to be.


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 07:49 PM

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.


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 07:54 PM

Sign petition for Hank.


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Nick E
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 08:55 PM

Is this a posthumus April 1st post?


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Subject: RE: Hank Williams receives Pulitzer Award
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 09:35 PM

In country music there were two greats; Hank Williams and everyone else!


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