OT: As for Hank Sr., personally, I don't view alcoholism or drug addiction as something to negate someone's contribution to culture and history. Alcoholism is a disease. Anyway, Hank Sr. is widely considered to be an extremely influential musician in the American landscape, including on Rock and Roll. Hank Jr. not so much, though I don't discount that he has had a notable influence as well (despite, in my opinion, being a prick). Obviously, music is a matter of taste, but discounting someone's contribution to the world because they were an alcoholic seems kind of a low blow (said the son of two). Personally I think Hank Sr. was a genius and I'm not alone in this (from Wikipedia):
Now I wants me some Hank! Better dig out the Complete Works collection this weekend....In 1961, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he was inducted in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1987, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame under the category Early Influence. He was ranked second in CMT's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003, behind only Johnny Cash. In 2004 Rolling Stone ranked him number 74 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The website Acclaimedmusic, which collates recommendations of albums and recording artists, has a year-by-year recommendation for top artists. Hank Williams is ranked first for the decade 1940–1949 for his song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Many rock and roll pioneers of the 1950s, such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Ricky Nelson, Jack Scott, and Conway Twitty recorded Williams songs early in their careers.