Sneezy boasts a vast repertoire and an unerring ability to interpret a song.
1984 Best Actor Award in the 3e Festival International du Film Musical in Grenoble, France
Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave nominated for 1984 best country motion picture in the 19th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame 1997 Entertainer Inductee
“Off and on, from 1977 until 1990, Ottawa’s Sneezy Waters literally became Hank Williams in the stage and film versions of “Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave.” In the early-1980’s, he recorded this terrific collection of some of the best known numbers in the Williams canon: “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Jambalaya,” “Hey Good Looking,” etc. Each cut is a great interpretation that is simultaneously true to Williams, yet distinctly Sneezy. But, the original LP only scratched the surface of Sneezy’s repertoire of Hank songs. I wish he’d gone back to the studio for the CD reissue and added more material. With only ten songs and 32 minutes of music, this album is over much too soon.”
MR, Sing Out!