Monday - Wk 12 Country Music

New Movie: "I Saw the Light" about Hank Williams

Module 11: Country Music Folder *Due Sunday, April 10
1) FORUM: Module 11.1: Country Music Discussion Forum
2) ASSIGNMENT: Module 11.2: Country Music Project Assignment
3) QUIZ: Module 11.3: Country Music Quiz
4) LISTENING: Module 11.4.1 - 11.4.3: Country Music Listening *15 songs

Good Morning Everyone!

Hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! Today we begin Module 11: Country Music. An important reminder that it is very important to read the module text, BEFORE you complete our Discussion Forum this week so you will be able to receive full credit. So please read the directions carefully.

Please let me know if you have and questions and I will be happy to help.

Have a great day!
Mrs. Moncrief

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New Movie: "I Saw The Light" about Hank Williams

The story of Hank Williams began in a small town in Alabama in 1923 during the Great Depression. Times were tough, but with a lot of work his family was able to stay above the challenges. In 1937 his career began to take off when WSFA hired him to perform in a 15 minute slot time with his band the Drifting Cowboys. As WWII began the band fell apart, but Williams continued his journey and began cranking out hits such as "Hey Good Lookin'" , "Your Cheatin' Heart", and" I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry."

Despite playing at The Grand Old Opry, and multiple record deals the difficult life of a performer began to take a toll on him leading to alcoholism, drug abuse, and divorce from his wife and manager, Audrey Sheppard. Sadly on January 1st, 1953 at the young age 29 Williams passed away. He however left a very big mark on the world of Country Music, and was inducted into the County Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now out in theaters is a movie based on his life called, "I Saw The Light" starring Tom Hiddleson. It sounds interesting!