Jett Williams, daughter of Hank Williams, will host the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree radio show, the second longest running radio show in history, on January 1, 2012, the anniversary of her father’s 1953 death. Jett was born just five days after her father’s death and left as an orphan and a ward of the state of Alabama. She went by the name of Catherine Yvonne until she began researching her identity in the early 1980s.
In 1989, Jett started touring the world, originally playing with her father’s band, The Drifting Cowboys. She has gone on to play over 800 shows and shares an uncanny resemblance to her father when she sings. She will be joined for the radio show by David Frizzell (“I’m gonna Hire A Wino,” “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma”) and rising star Jeremy Parsons.
Midnite Jamboree will broadcast from the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville at midnight on New Year’s Eve. The radio show provides up close and intimate performances by legendary artists and offers a glimpse of country music with onsite exhibits and memorabilia, including Ernest Tubb’s 1964 tour bus. For more information on the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, visit etrecordshop.com.