Created from writings left behind by country music's "lovesick blues boy," The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
premieres the first-ever performances of 12 previously unheard Hank Williams
lyric compositions newly set to music by 13 artists whose own sensibilities have been profoundly shaped by Williams.
For example, country music is immensely popular in African and Caribbean countries from Kenya to Jamaica; the banjo was invented by blacks; the first American steel guitar recordings were by the talented, sightless musician Blind Lemon Jefferson; over 400 country hits were created by black singers, songwriters, musicians, record label owners or producers; and, as noted with the aforementioned Hank Williams
, a large number of early white country stars were taught, schooled and influenced by blacks.
What we don't learn directly but can infer from Hank Williams
and country music tradition is a viable alternative to honky-tonk escapism.
He would play as Hank Williams
and demonstrate how the artist started and his downfall from issues of drug addiction.
FORMULA: Jason DerElo BLISTERING: Shelton Hank Williams
11 /PRNewswire/ -- 821 Entertainment Group CEO Eric Geadelmann and President Anastasia Brown today announced the company's partnership with Strike Entertainment and the Hank Williams
Estate to develop and produce the HANK WILLIAMS
Included are such rare gems as Cecil Gant, Minnie Pearl and Pee Wee King and the Golden West Cowboys (in a rare singing appearance by Pearl), Francis Craig and His Orchetras' pop standard "Near You," and a recording of Leon Payne singing his composition "Lost Highway" often mistakenly attributed to Hank Williams
(although Hank sang it, he didn't write it).
Johnny Cash & Friends 19 great songs featuring Glen Campbell, Marty Stuart, Roseanne Cash, Hank Williams
, Tom T Hall, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, June Carter and many more.
A cowboy in a black 10-gallon hat belted out a Hank Williams
song on the karaoke stage in the background.
Paired with the non-narrative structure of her photography, chains of quotations linked figures as disparate as Emily Dickinson, Hank Williams
, and Martin Heidegger.
If this were a minstrel show, CBS would have black people dressed up like hillbillies singing Hank Williams
Justin Travis Aullz may never have heard of "them," but Merle Haggard is still alive and kicking out jam after jam, this time with a record of (mostly) 1950s-era Lefty Frizzel and Hank Williams