“Hank Locklin: Country Music’s Timeless Tenor” release commemorates 60 years of “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” and the country crooner’s Nov. 12, 1960 Opry induction
Film is scheduled for November premieres on public television channels in 13 states
PENSACOLA, Fla., November 4, 2020 ― Following the success of “Please Help Me, I’m Falling,” country crooner Hank Locklin became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Nov. 12, 1960. In celebration of his 60th Grand Ole Opry anniversary, a new documentary about his music and career will air Thursday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. CST on WSRE in Pensacola and Nashville Public Television.
“Hank Locklin: Country Music’s Timeless Tenor” recalls the unquestionable talent, unorthodox career path and notable contributions of the prolific songwriter, Grammy-nominated recording artist and international country star. The story is told by his youngest son, Hank Adam Locklin, with help from music industry friends and admirers: Bill Anderson, Jimmy Capps, Dave Cobb, Ralph Emery, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill, William Lee Golden, Buddy Kalb, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jeannie Seely, Ray Stevens, Alan Stoker, Marty Stuart, Jesse Wells and Dwight Yoakam.
Produced by WSRE, the film is also scheduled to premiere this month on WEDU in Tampa; WFSU in Tallahassee; WGCU in Fort Myers; Alabama Public Television; Houston Public Media; Mississippi Public Broadcasting; Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver; UNC-TV in North Carolina; WCFE Mountain Lake PBS and WMHT Albany in New York; WCMU in Central Michigan; WCTE in Central Tennessee and East Tennessee PBS; WPBA in Atlanta; WQPT PBS in Illinois; Southern Oregon PBS; and PBS SoCal in Southern California. Check local listings.
For viewers everywhere, starting at 8 p.m. on Locklin’s Grand Ole Opry anniversary date of Nov. 12, WSRE will offer a limited-time streaming of the film at wsre.org/HankLocklinFilm.