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Although Hank Williams passed away in 1953, his children and grandchildren have been carrying on his legacy for decades.
Following Williams’ divorce from his first wife Audrey, Hank Williams Jr.’s mother, he had a brief relationship with a woman named Bobbie Jett. She got pregnant and had their daughter, who we now know as Jett Williams, just five days after Williams’ death.
She was adopted twice as a child and although she knew that about herself, she was unaware as to who her biological parents were until the early 1980s. She had already been bitten by the musical bug, but when she learned her biological father was the legendary Hank Williams, she fully embraced her country music genes.
She has since paid tribute to her father by performing as “Jett Williams” and singing many of his iconic songs. When she was performing on the TruCountry Music Show recently, she covered his July 1952 hit “Jambalaya (On The Bayou).”
Wearing a blazer and a cowboy hat, similar to the one her famous father wore, Jett wowed the audience with her toe-tappin’ rendition of the number one hit song. During the musical break, the camera pans to the crowd of couples adorably two-stepping to the throwback song.
She definitely made her dad proud with this performance. Watch it below.