ACL Fest Artist of the Day: Holly Williams
Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 2, 2013
From: Nashville, TN
ACL set: 2:30 p.m. Fri, BMI stage
In 50 words or fewer: A Nashville singer-songwriter with a straight-forward approach to storytelling songs that defies her city’s tenancy toward flashy pop country, Williams sings plaintive, heart-tugging songs about love, family and the struggle to live right that echo the likes of Emmylou Harris and Nancy Griffith.
Could share a bill with: Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Dixie Chicks
Oh yeah, about that family: Williams is the daughter of Hank Williams Jr., the granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr. and the half-sister of Hank III.