Country Music has lost a dandy with the passing of Hank Locklin. He’s one of the few from that era and on that level, it is sad, but, my gosh….91 years of living and up until fairly recently, Hank was active. What a funny little man who sang some classics…..Please Help Me I’m Falling, Send Me The Pillow are the biggies.
I have many memories of Hank but my FAVORITE one is this one right here.
This was at Carl Smith’s Medallion Ceremony when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004. I was TRYING to take a picture of Carl and Goldie, their son Dean, his wife Tammy, and their daughters Lori Lynn and Carlene. Hank happened to just wander up and got in the middle of it like he was supposed to and it was hilarious. Like Hank was standing in for Carl, Jr. or something. Har. Good times.
Here’s a little clip of Hank singing his signature song…..ah and my beloved T. Tommy Cutrer introducing him….I swear, I’m so glad I was able to hang around all these people. Lotta love to Hank’s family, ‘specially his son Adam who is a good feller.