Hank Locklin: Country Music’s Timeless Tenor screening Sept. 30
“Hank Locklin: Country Music’s Timeless Tenor,” will be shown on the big screen in the station’s Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College main campus on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Audience Q&A with Hank Adam Locklin and the film’s producers will take place after the film. Admission is free.
The one-hour film documents the story of Hank Locklin, who is best known for two monster hits, “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” and the self-penned “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On,” and as a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry. The country crooner from Santa Rosa County recorded 65 albums with 15 million sold and had two Grammy nominations, six No. 1 hits and 70 chart singles. He is in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Bill Anderson, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Jeannie Seely, Marty Stuart and Dwight Yoakam, along with Locklin’s son, Hank Adam Locklin, are featured in the film as the primary storytellers. Other country greats in the cast include Charley Pride, Crystal Gayle, William Lee Golden, Ray Stevens and broadcaster Ralph Emery. Locklin began his career singing in roadhouses along the Gulf Coast and performing on WCOA radio in Pensacola.