Hank Williams Revisited
Fans of traditional country music will be delighted by Hank Williams Revisited, now showing at Branson's Caravelle Theater. This faithful and exciting live tribute to the late Hank Williams is lovingly rendered by country music recording artist Tim Hadler and celebrates both the life and work of Hank Williams and the old-time country music that you know and love.
Hank Williams was born in Mount Olive, Alabama in 1923. After a move to Montgomery, Alabama in 1937, Hank dropped out of school to start his music career when he was just 14 years old. In Montgomery, Hank was given his own 15-minute radio program and formed a band to back him up, which was managed by his mother. Williams went on to record such hits as "Move it on Over," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," and "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry" before his untimely death in 1953 at the age of 29. Despite his short career, Hank Williams is considered one of popular music's most influential artists, crossing genres to inspire such luminaries as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones.
Portraying the legendary Hank Williams is Tim Hadler, a seasoned Branson performer and recording artist. Originally hailing from Washington State, Tim moved to Nashville not long after his high school graduation to pursue his lifelong dream: a career in music. In addition to his work in Hank Williams Revisited, Tim has also performed at the Grand Ole Opry and has made television appearances on Crook and Chase and RFD-TV's popular Midwest Country program. He's also opened for country acts like Stonewall Jackson and Little Jimmy Dickens.
Hank Williams Revisited is the only show in Branson that's devoted to paying tribute to this country music legend, making it a show like none other. Tim lends his incredible voice to some of Hank's greatest hits and tells the story of Hank's life in vivid, first-person detail. In addition to shining a spotlight on the life and music of Hank Williams, Hank Williams Revisited also pays tribute to other popular traditional country artists. You'll hear songs by George Jones, Ernest Tubb, George Strait, and more. Tim is also an accomplished songwriter and recording artist in his own right, and he plays some of his original music in the show.
Something else that sets Tim Hadler and the rest of the cast of Hank Williams Revisited apart is their commitment to helping wounded veterans. Tim is an advocate for GUMI Camp USA, which is a ranch in the Branson area that provides support for veterans recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. GUMI Camp USA has programs designed to help veterans re-enter society including challenging wildlife expedition, animal therapy, peer-to-peer support, and special learning sessions. Tim Hadler takes donations for the camp at each show and tells each of his audiences about the good work the GUMI team does for our nation's veterans.
Whether you're a die-hard Hank Williams fan or simply love traditional country music, there will be something for you to enjoy at Hank Williams Revisited. You'll be amazed at Tim Hadler's faithful portrayal of the life and music of Hank Williams and the other old-time country songs played by him and his band. Don't wait-book your tickets for Hank Williams Revisited at the Caravelle Theater today!