Hilary Williams is the eldest daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and his third wife, Becky White Williams.
Her father has said about her, "She sings like a queen, like a star." Kid Rock, a family friend, has said of her voice, "Man, she's got the bellows!"
Hilary was launching a singing career when, on March 15, 2006, she and her younger sister Holly were involved in a horrendous one-car accident on a Mississippi highway. The two were driving to Louisiana for the funeral of their grandfather, Warren White, when Hilary's Toyota 4Runner hit a rough patch in the pavement and ran off the road, rolling four times before coming to a stop upside down.
Seriously injured, Hilary was airlifted to a Memphis hospital, along with Holly. Hilary went into critical care and began a long recovery that eventually required twenty-three surgeries and years of physical rehabilitation.
By 2009, as her recovery continued, Hilary began to write songs again. In 2010, finally able to walk under her own power, Hilary returned to performing and recording. She also has written Sign of Life, an autobiography tracing her experiences during her difficult return to health. The book will be published in November 2010 by Da Capo Press.
|Nashville Lifestyles profile for 2009 article, "25 Most Beautiful People."
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|From a 2010 shoot for the book jacket and marketing campaign for
Hilary's autobiography Sign of Life.