Web Analytics

Opry Legend Hank Locklin Dies at 91

Grand Ole Opry star and country legend Hank Locklin died Sunday, March 8, in Brewton, Ala., at age 91.


Hank was best known for his 1960 No. 1 hit, "Please Help Me, I'm Falling." Hank joined the Grand Ole Opry that  same year and appeared regularly on the show. He was born Feb. 15, 1918, in McLellan, Fla., and got his start in radio in the early 1940s. Hank later joined the Louisiana Hayride radio show and made his country chart debut in 1949 with "The Same Sweet Girl," which reached the Top 10. The follow-up to that single, "Let Me Be the One," became Hank's first No. 1 hit in 1953. One of Hank's most popular tunes, "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On," peaked at No. 5 in 1958. Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.

Don’t miss an issue! Subscribe to Nash Country Weekly.


More News

Charity Concert Featured Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley and more
‘Nashville’ show cast members and Brenda Lee among those who paid tribute to the recipients.
Tanya was impressed with Barrett Baber's rendition.
Five hours of “The Joey+Rory Show” to air with special features.
First snow of the season celebrated with collection of songs recorded this summer.