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 Irene <I>Williams</I> Smith

Irene Williams Smith

Birth
USA
Death 24 Mar 1995 (aged 72)
USA
Burial Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 8073340 · View Source
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Journalist, Country Music Historian. She began her involvement with country music when she served as the booking agent for the "Drifting Cowboy Band," which was lead by her younger brother Hank Williams. In the very early days, she sometimes served as the band's back-up singer and ticket-taker. After Hank's death, she wrote for the magazine Country Song Round-up from 1955 to 1961. Maintaining a vast collection of memorabilia about her brother, she opened a museum in his honor in Nashville for a brief time in the late 1980s. Shortly before her death, she sold much of her collection to singer Marty Stuart who presented it in a large exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The exhibit was dedicated to Irene.

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 9 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8073340
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irene Williams Smith (8 Aug 1922–24 Mar 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8073340, citing Oakwood Annex Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .