Holly Williams Decides Against Trading On Her Hanks

NEW YORK (March 8, 2013)--Holly Williams says she could have taken the easy way to stardom in Nashville by trading on the names of her father, Hank Williams, Jr., and grandfather, Hank Williams.

But she decided not to do that and instead she has been playing small clubs and working on her songwriting.

She even released her own album independently, rather than latch on to a label.

Williams said there's nothing wrong with trying to cash in on her substantial country music pedigree, but said that "was not what was natural" to her.

She said she rather play her guitar, piano and write stories set to music.

Williams wrote or co-wrote all the songs on her new album, which features Jackson Browne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jakob Dylan and Dierks Bentley.

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