Jett Williams featured at Feb. 17 Architreats program at the Alabama state archives

The daughter of a country music legend, Jett Williams will be at the Alabama Department of Archives and History on Feb. 17  to present “My Father: Hank Williams.”
 
 
The noon program is part of the ArchiTreats: Food for Thought series  and is in conjunction with the Alabama Tourism Department and its Year of Alabama Music.

In her presentation, according to a press release, Williams will discuss the saga of her complicated life and the father she never met, but the man she came to know through his music. She will focus on the recently released 143 songs Hank Williams never recorded but sang on an early morning radio show which he hosted. Jett Williams was nominated for a Grammy as executive producer of this project. 

She was born in Montgomery on Jan. 6, 1953, five days after the death of her father, Hank Williams. Jett was adopted not knowing her parents’ identities, but in 1980 she set out in search of her roots. Jett Williams’s autobiography, Ain’t Nothin’ As Sweet As My Baby, was published in 1990.  

This ArchiTreats presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Alabama Archives and a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

It’s free and the public is invited to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives. For more information, call 334-353-4726.

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