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About the Film

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of his 1960 Grand Ole Opry induction, Hank Locklin: Country Music’s Timeless Tenor (a film by PBS member station WSRE in Pensacola, Florida) recalls the unquestionable talent, unorthodox career path and notable contributions of prolific songwriter, Grammy-nominated recording artist and Grand Ole Opry star Hank Locklin. The story of his music and lifelong career is told by industry friends and admirers including his youngest son — Hank Adam Locklin, 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.

With historical photos and footage, the film covers his path from Florida’s Gulf Coast to Nashville by way of Texas (where he began his recording career), his influence on the Nashville sound with RCA Victor producer Chet Atkins, his hit records — including country standards “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” and the self-penned “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On” — and pioneering concept albums, his popularity overseas, and five decades of performing as a beloved member of the Grand Ole Opry where he made his final appearance in 2007 at age 89, still hitting the high notes.