Profile of the Day: Hank Williams
On September 17, 1923, country music’s first superstar Hank Williams was born in Butler County, Alabama. Best known for his hits “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin’,” and “I’m So Lonesome I could Cry,” Williams is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. Sadly, his abuse of prescription drugs and alcoholism severely deteriorated Williams’s health. In the early morning hours of New Years Day in 1953, Williams died at the age of 29 from heart failure. Today his influence on country music remains strong and his music has been covered by numerous artists, and have been hits in various genres including pop, gospel and blues.
Do you have a favorite Hank Williams song?