Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Hank Williams Sr. and Other Grand Ole Opry Stars Signed Program Book. Now in its 86th year on WSM, the Grand Ole Opry is the oldest continuously-broadcast radio program in the United States, and it continues to be the nation's premier showcase for Country music. This vintage eight-page program book was produced by promoter Oscar Davis (later the manager of Hank Williams) who assembled package shows that sent Opry performers out on tour across the country. Hank Williams was made an Opry member in 1949 but was rather famously stripped of his membership in 1952 after repeated problems caused by his heavy drinking. This program is signed by the now-legendary Hank Williams as well as the entire original classic line-up of his band, The Drifting Cowboys: Don Helms, Jerry Rivers, Bob McNett, and Hillous Butrum (this line-up places the date these signatures were collected circa late-1949). Also included are autographs of famed A-Team guitarist Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and headliner Cowboy Copas, as well as many more, mostly members of the Copas and Ernest Tubb bands. In Fine to Very Fine condition with covers splitting along spine. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

    More Information:

    Autographs contained in this booklet: Hank Williams and the four members of his Drifting Cowboys (Don Helms, Jerry Rivers, Bob McNett, and Hillous Butrum); several members of the Cowboy Copas band (Copas himself, Hank Garland, Autry Inman, and Bob Foster); members of Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours (Billy Byrd, Jack Drake, and Dickie Harris, as well as an autograph of Calvin Tubb); and other performers (comedian Lazy Jim Day, fiddler Merle "Red" Taylor, Arthur "Rusty" Gabbard, and Smokey Swan - half of the duo Radio Dot and Smokey). The photo of Ernest Tubb contains a printed facsimile signature. A great collection of classic honky-tonk autographs, including a scarce complete set of the original Drifting Cowboys' signatures along with their legendary leader, Hank Williams.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,031

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 36 days left to consign to the 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage helped us feel we served the memory of our uncle with respect for his life's work and Heritage reflected that respect. You make a great team and gave us all a most memorable experience. We hope to work with you again some time in the future.
    C., A., L., & H. G.,
    Northport, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 7 Music & Entertainment Signature Internet Auction
    2019 December 7 Music & Entertainment Signature Internet Auction
    REALIZED $9,636.25