A Pulitzer Prize for Hank Williams

Hank Williams has won a Pulitzer Prize, 57 years after his death. The late Mr. Williams was awarded a Pulitzer “Special Citation” 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.”

In 2008, the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a similar citation to a Hank Williams admirer, Bob Dylan.

 

 Hank Williams biography from American Masters (PBS).

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