Friday, March 25, 2016

City commemorates singer Hank Williams with memorial plaque

(AP) — The city of Oak Hill has unveiled a memorial plaque honoring country singer Hank Williams.

Local news outlets report that the city held a presentation ceremony of the marker on Main Street Thursday.

Williams was declared dead in Oak Hill, after being discovered unresponsive in the back seat of a car.

Williams' daughter, Jett Williams, traveled to Oak Hill to attend the ceremony. She was born a few days after Williams died and she said commemorating her father is a great honor.

Thursday's ceremony was the final leg of a tour that began in Williams' hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, and concluded in Oak Hill. The tour ran in conjunction with the movie "I Saw the Light," which chronicles Williams' life.