Those who attended this weekend’s annual Wheatland Music Festival received an unexpected treat when British actor Tom Hiddleston made two surprise onstage appearances to sing songs by one of music’s most beloved and tragic figures.
Hiddleston has the lead role in an upcoming movie about the life of country singer Hank Williams, who died at age 29. Hiddleston was in attendance at the Wheatland festival in Remus this weekend as part of his research for the film.
On Saturday afternoon, Hiddleston joined Grammy-award winner Rodney Crowell and Grammy-nominated Sarah Jarosz on stage to sing a cover of one of Williams’ most well-known songs, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”
Hiddleston performed the song with simple grace and shyly smiled as welcoming audience applauded. He stuck around after the show for autographs and photos with fans and returned to the stage later on Saturday night to sing “Move It On Over,” another Williams’ classic. This time he played guitar too. (x)(x)