The path of country music was altered on June 11, 1949 by a forgotten vaudeville song and a hardly known 25 year old singer from south Alabama on the stage of the Ryman auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee; Hank Williams and the Lovesick Blues.
The song had been around just about as long as Hank had been alive. It was recorded multiple times by a variety of artists over the years but was unable to find any semblance commercial success. Hank Williams was a songwriter with Acuff-Rose with a couple of songs that charted for other artists as well as one or two for himself. So how did these two come together to make Hank Williams the biggest star in country music history?
Take a listen to the first episode of “Honky Tonk History” and find out! There’s a lot more to the story and the song than you’ve probably heard!
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