Hank Williams to be memorialized in “Last Ride” tour

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SOUTHEAST (WIAT) — The Alabama Department of Tourism is kicking off a new tour that follows Alabama country legend Hank Williams’ ‘Last Ride.’

The tour is also helping promote the new Williams biopic, “I Saw the Light,” which premieres in April.

Hank Williams daughter, Jett, and tourism officials started the tour this morning at Birmingham’s Redmont Hotel. Williams and the tourism team will travel to sites in Fort Payne, Knoxville, TN and end in Oak Hill, West Virginia where Williams died. A blue 1953 Cadillac like the one owned by Williams will accompany them on tour.

“The state of Alabama has erected a historical plaque that we are taking to the city of Oak Hill, West Virginia,” Jett Williams said. “It will be a gift from the City of Montgomery to the City of Oak Hill from the state of Alabama to West Virginia to tie our states together.”

The plaque will be installed in Oak Hill near the Lively Family Amphitheater.

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