Jett Williams is an internationally-recognized country star who lives in Macon County, Tennessee.
Jett Williams' best selling autobiography, Ain't Nothin' As Sweet As My Baby, details her struggles to learn, and finally prove, that her father was legendary country singer Hank Williams, Sr. Jett was born five days after her father's death and, in a series of rather bizarre events, Jett was adopted twice and never told her true identity. It took her over 30 years before she knew the truth.
Jett Williams now is a star in her own right, and her musical talents are appreciated in concerts around the globe.
Ms. Williams lives with her husband Keith Adkinson on a 100 acre farm in Macon County. Jett takes a special interest in the citizens of the county and each year sponsors the:
Annual Jett Williams Country Music Festival
Annual Jett Williams Softball Tournament
Jett Williams Pageant
In the year 2000, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Jett Williams' work in Macon County.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 621
A RESOLUTION to designate May 18, 2000 as "Jett Williams Appreciation Day" in Macon County.
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that this General Assembly should take note of those energetic and civic-minded Tennesseans who employ their time, effort and considerable talent to serve the needs of their fellow citizens; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Jett Williams of Macon County is one such dedicated Tennessean who arranges for and coordinates annual country music concerts to fund scholarships for deserving local high school students; and
WHEREAS, Jett works diligently each year to coordinate the schedules of country music stars and overcome logistical difficulties to place them all in Macon County on a selected concert date; and
WHEREAS, without the revenues generated by these concerts, some deserving Macon County high school students would be unable to receive scholarships to help find their post-secondary education; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Williams' efforts have also provided Macon County residents with a country music concert comparable to those held in "big city" venues at a modest price; and
WHEREAS, Jett Williams uses her determination, drive and winning personality to rally community concert workers, ticket purchasers, program advertisers and corporate sponsors to make each concert a reality; and
WHEREAS, such untiring effort, dedication, and indomitable public spirit should not go unnoticed; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING, That this legislative body joins the citizens of Macon County in designating Thursday, May 18, 2000 as "Jett Williams Appreciation Day" in Macon County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we thank her for her generous contribution toward higher education for the students of Macon County and wish her every success in the coming years.
A stretch of a Macon County, Tennessee, highway has been named after Jett Williams. Signs were erected on each end of the stretch heralding the road as "Jett Williams Drive."
We thank Ms. Williams for all of her efforts to help Macon County students and the citizens of Macon County in general. We are very pleased to have Ms. Williams and Mr. Adkinson as residents of our county.
For more information on Jett Williams, please visit her web site at: www.jettwilliams.com.