Holly Williams gets Weekend Edition spotlight
Thursday, July 16, 2009
– Holly Williams, who just released her second CD last month, will be on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition on Sunday, July 19. Host Liane Hansen's interview with Williams will air in the 8:30a.m. Central time half-hour.
Williams will perform on CBS' "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Williams released "Here with Me" in mid-June on Mercury Nashville, her first album in five years.
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Let's get it out of the way right up front-yes, Holly Williams is the granddaughter of Hank Williams and the daughter of Hank Jr., but her last name is about the only thing she shares with them, given that her own music hews closer to a rootsy Americana vibe than any kind of country, classic or otherwise.
Her latest album is her first independent effort after releases on Mercury and Universal South, and it's a more subdued, acoustic-based sound that dominates throughout, like Kim ...
With a lineage like Holly Williams', it would be expected that there be some reference to her family on her sophomore album. And it's there, too, but maybe not as upfront or in-your-face as the family mentions of her half-brother Hank III or her daddy Hank Jr. Mama, is a thank you note to her mother for letting her develop her own relationship with her father instead of pushing her own thoughts on her daughters. Let Her Go is to her father as he struggles to let his daughter fly the nest. ...