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Lovesick blues: the life of Hank Williams

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Hank Williams, the quintessential country music singer and songwriter, died alone in the backseat of his Cadillac on New Year’s Day, 1953. He died much as he had lived: drunk, forlorn, suffering from a birth defect, wondering when the bubble would burst. Having sprouted out of nowhere, like a weed in the wilds of south Alabama, he was gone at the age of twenty-nine.Now, with his definitive biography of the man and his music, Paul Hemphill takes the reader on a journey through Hank Williams’s life and times: his dirt-poor beginnings as a sickly child, learning music from a black street singer, refining it in raucous rural honky-tonks during the Depression, emerging as a star of the Grand Ole Opry. Uneducated, virtually fatherless, an alcoholic in his teens, unlucky at love, Hank mined his experiences to write songs that will live forever.Hemphill, author of The Nashville Soundand the son of a long-distance trucker from Alabama, brings his background to bear on a story that often reads like fiction. He has unearthed many fresh details in Williams’s life, but most importantly, he has explained that life and given it the lively telling it deserves.
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Full title lovesick blues the life of hank williams
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Hank Williams, the quintessential country music singer and songwriter, lived a life as lonesome, desolate, and filled with sorrow as his timeless songs. From Williams's dirt- poor beginnings as a sickly child to his emergence as a star of the Grand Ole Opry, Lovesick Blues is the definitive biography of the man and his music.

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subject_facet Country musicians -- Biography, Downloadable audio books, Williams, Hank, -- 1923-1953
title_display Lovesick blues : the life of Hank Williams
title_full Lovesick Blues The Life of Hank Williams, Lovesick blues : the life of Hank Williams / Paul Hemphill, Lovesick blues [electronic resource] : the life of Hank Williams / Paul Hemphill
title_short Lovesick blues :
title_sub the life of Hank Williams
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Country musicians, Music, Nonfiction, Williams, Hank