If you know anything about Holly Williams, you probably know that her father is Hank Williams Jr., making Hank Williams Sr., her grandfather. Her country music roots run deep, but her latest song lets us in to her world and the other side of her family.
In what has to be one of the most heartfelt and sincere songs ever written, “Waiting on June” is the story of Warren and June White told through the voice of Warren.
In discussing how it came about, Williams said, “This song means more to me personally than anything I’ve ever written. It’s the bittersweet true story of my grandparent’s life together from the beginning until the end. I wrote it from the shoes of my papaw to my granny, shortly after I lost both of them. The Williams legacy side is always focused on, and I’m unbelievably proud to be in the lineage, but I didn’t know Hank Williams as a grandparent. He died in 1952 and Audrey was gone before I was born. The grandparents I knew and loved and spent so much time with were Warren and June White, from a small town in Louisiana called Mer Rouge. We compiled tons of old family footage to disperse throughout this video that was shot as a live performance. It meant so much to me to make this video, I truly hope you enjoy…”
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