After nearly five decades and a long-running legal battle, the two children of Hank Williams Sr. finally met for the first time.

Wearing cowboy hats like their famous dad, the two shook hands Thursday at the Country Music Hall of Fame, where an 8-foot bronze statue of Hank Sr. was unveiled."I can think of no better birthday present for our dad than for the two of us to meet at this event in his honor," Jett Williams said Friday. "I hope that this is just the first step in establishing a positive relationship."

Hank Williams Jr., 49, and his half-sister Jett, 45, were embroiled in a nine-year legal battle over their father's estate.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Birthdays: For Saturday, Sept. 19

Actor David McCallum 65

Actor Adam West 60

Actor Jeremy Irons 50

TV personality Joan Lunden 48

Singer Trisha Yearwood 34