Country music legend honored

Montgomery, Ala (WSFA) -- Dozens of Hank Williams fans watched as Mayor Bobby Bright unveiled an historic marker on Perry Street across from Montgomery City Hall where the singer's funeral was held 55 years ago.

One side of the marker describes how more than 25,000 hundred mourners filled the municipal auditorium while another 20,000 fans stood vigil outside.

Fans were also in town to commemorate the songwriter's 85th birthday, which is September 17th.

Hank Williams was born near Georgiana in 1923.