Williams began his career by following in his famed father's footsteps, singing his father's songs and imitating his father's style. Williams's own style slowly evolved as he struggled to find his own voice and place within the country music industry. This trend was interrupted by a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on 8 August 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, from which he earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside the country music industry.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Williams's repertoire of skills include guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, steel guitar, banjo, dobro, piano, keyboards, harmonica, fiddle, and drums.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: Randall Hank Williams, 26 May 1949, 01:45 (1:45 AM) CST (+6), Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (32n31, 93w45). ASC: 24 Pisces. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from I Saw The Light: The Story of Hank Williams by Colin Escott (Hachette UK, 2015): "Audrey gave birth to Randall Hank on May 26, 1949. ... At 3:51 a.m., Hank excitedly telegrammed Fred and Lorene Rose: '10 lb boy borned this morning at 145. Both doeing fine.'"
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