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“I Saw The Light”


A Sony Pictures Classic Release Director: Marc Abraham, Screenplay: Marc Abraham, Producer: Brett Ratner, Story by: Colin Escott, Music composed by: Aaron Zigman, View Trailer >

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A New Map to Hank Williams’s Lost Highways


By ALAN LIGHT In the new film “I Saw the Light,” a surly Hank Williams, played by Tom Hiddleston, grudgingly consents to an interview with a New York City newspaper reporter. The writer asks Williams how he explains his popularity. “Everybody has a little darkness in them,” Williams replies, between sips of whiskey. “I’m talking about […]

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“I Saw the Light” travels Hank Williams’ lost highway to its bitter end

Nashville Scene

No More Darkness By JIM RIDLEY Any movie that tells the life story of Hank Williams is already competing with a far better film. Not The Last Ride, the 2012 indie drama that re-creates his infamous car trip to Valhalla on New Year’s Day 1953, with E.T.‘s now-grown Henry Thomas playing the doomed passenger. Certainly not Your Cheatin’ Heart, […]

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BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM: The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, Winner at the 57th Grammys

Best Historical Album Grammys

The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)   Label: Omnivore Recordings   Set the time machine for early morning on KSIB, Creston, Iowa. February, 1950. Omnivore Recordings is proud to present The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances, unheard for 64 years, from the one […]

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New Year’s marks 60 years since Hank Williams departure

Hank Williams’ music, mystery, legacy lives on Posted on December 28, 2012 by Peter Cooper, The Tennessean Sixty years ago, right about now, 29-year-old Hank Williams was getting ready to go. He thought he was heading from Montgomery, Ala., to Canton, Ohio, to play a New Year’s Day show. But he was heading to Birmingham, after taking a shot of […]

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Hank Williams Sr. featured in the “Moonrise Kingdom” Soundtrack

Moonrise Kingdom

                Top 3 songs are featured in the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack: Kaw-Liga, Long Gone Lonesome Blues, and Ramblin’ Man.

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Stars bring Hank’s ‘Lost Notebooks’ to life


By CHRIS TALBOTT – Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Over the years, Holly Williams never felt much of a connection to her grandfather. So when she slipped on a pair of white gloves and lifted one of Hank Williams’ old spiral-bound notebooks to inspect its pages full of careful cursive script recently at the Country […]

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The Ghostwriter


by Andrew Romano On New Years Day in 1953, Hank Williams, the man who invented modern country music, died of an overdose in the backseat of his Cadillac at age 29. A few days later, his mama searched his house and made a secret discovery that—60 years later, with a little help from Bob Dylan, […]

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Lonesome Hank’s Friends

By BARRY MAZOR – You know you’re in Hank Williams territory. There’s a soul wilted “like a rose that never feels the dew,” a “wasted” love with endless costs, a heart that’s “blue as the sky” and, scattered throughout the album, more than anyone’s fair share of lonesome. But no one had heard the words […]

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The Lost Notebooks CD Release


The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams – tracklisting: 1. You’ve Been Lonesome, Too – Alan Jackson 2. The Love That Faded  – Bob Dylan 3. How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart?  – Norah Jones 4. You Know That I Know – Jack White 5. I’m So Happy I Found You  – Lucinda Williams […]

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