Never got a chance to see the famed Hank Williams exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville? Fret not! Thanks to a partnership between the Hall of Fame and Google, users can experience one of the museum’s post popular exhibits ever right from their computers.
The Google Cultural Institute, which hosts exhibits and collections from more than 60 famous cultural institutions, is now hosting the Williams exhibit in its entirety on its website. “Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy” ran at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum from 2008 to 2011 — two years longer than originally planned, thanks to its popularity.
“Family Tradition” dives into the legacy of Williams and his son, Hank Williams, Jr. Museum CEO Kyle Young told The Tennessean, “The Hank Williams story is a multi-layered saga of triumph and tragedy, set in the hardscrabble South over several generations. Partnering with Google allows us to tell that story around the world, beyond the life of the ‘Family Tradition’ exhibit.” He called the partnership “a game-changer.”
While nothing compares to seeing an artist live, fans who never had the chance got to check out rare photos and artifacts from the singer’s brief but genre-defying career. With those pictures and information now on the Google Cultural Institute, fans who never had a chance to travel to Nashville for the exhibit get a glimpse of the famed experience. It’s also a great way to learn more about Williams before his biopic I Saw The Light comes out on March 25th, 2016.