It took 44 years since Hank Williams death for his home state to get around to naming something after the lanky, hard-living singer and songwriter who is still influencing popular music.
In 1997, The
Alabama State Legislature voted to name a portion of Interstate I-65
the "Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway" The stretch of highway
begins in his boyhood home of Georgiana, Al and runs north to Montgomery,
Al where he spent most of his better days and where he was buried after
his death on January 1, 1953.