Country Music Royalty Hilary Williams Releases Debut Album MY LUCKY SCARS Today
Country music royalty Hilary Williams releases her debut album, My Lucky Scars, today.
Granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr. and daughter of Hank Williams, Jr., Hilary is paving her own path with her first album. My Lucky Scars is inspired by Williams' 2006 near death accident and follows her journey in overcoming that horrific and life-changing event.
Williams says, "I am so elated to be releasing my debut album and tell my story through music. To me, My Lucky Scars means God's saving grace, the scars on my body are my everyday reminder that I am lucky to be alive. This album is very personal for me."
The first single off the album, "Crazy," premiered on May 4th and chronicles the yin and yang of love.
My Lucky Scars is produced by Williams along with John Would (Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams) and Lincoln Parish (Cage the Elephant).
To continue the celebration of the album release, Williams will be making her Grand Ole Opry debut on June 15, 2018.
About Hilary Williams
Singer/songwriter Hilary Williams truly has music running through her bloodline.
Her grandfather, Hank Williams, Sr., laid the very foundation for country songwriting, and her father, Hank Williams, Jr., defined country superstardom throughout the '80s. Through it all, they forged their own creative paths and now, Hilary carries on that family legacy with her debut album, "My Lucky Scars."
Inspired by a devastating car accident in 2006 that nearly claimed her life, "My Lucky Scars" takes you through Hilary's journey to overcome that near-death experience. The album's opening track, "Angel Take My Hand" as well as "Sign of Life," give the listener a raw look into those moments.
The balance of the album addresses navigating the complicated game of love on tracks "The Day After the Circus," "Shipwreck" and "Better Than Here." Even when singing about the toll heartbreak has taken, her voice continues to shine bright, which you'll hear on "Let Somebody Save Me," co-written with John Paul White (Civil Wars) and Kris Bergsnes, as well as her spot-on cover of Joni Mitchell's "River."
The list of songwriters contributing to "My Lucky Scars" reads like a who's who among modern tunesmiths -- Natalie Hemby, Ross Copperman, Heather Morgan, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bobby Tomberlin as well as rock legend John Eddie. This album also shares a direct connection to the female rockers who shaped her in her youth. The jagged edge of Sheryl Crow's guitar sound and the no-holds-barred lyrics of P.J. Harvey were the initial inspirations as Hilary set out to record this project along with her co-producers John Would (Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams) and Lincoln Parish (Cage the Elephant).
By the time Hilary closes out "My Lucky Scars" with the lighthearted ode to love, "Crazy," you feel as though you've gotten an intimate look at this woman's story. It's the tale of a woman whose life is still evolving. Lucky for us, Hilary is letting us come along for the voyage.
"My Lucky Scars" Tracklist
Angel, Take My Hand (Ross Copperman/Heather Morgan/Hilary Williams) ?
Beautiful Things (Christi Bauerlee/Bill DiLuigi/Hilary Williams) ?
Free (Shayne Fair/Bobby Tomberlin/Hilary Williams) ?
Bedside Manner (Natalie Hemby/Hilary Williams) ?
Better Than Here (John Eddie/Hilary Williams) ?
The Day After The Circus (Natalie Hemby/Josh Osbourne/Shane McAnally) ?
Let Somebody Save Me (Kris Bergsnes/John Paul White/Hilary Williams) ?
My Lucky Scars (John Would) ?
Sign Of Life (Blu Sanders/Hilary Williams) ?
10. River (Joni Mitchell) ?
11. Shipwreck Rebecca Lynn Howard/Hilary Williams) ?
12. Crazy (Natalie Hemby/Lincoln Parish) ?