Music – 1979 – Wayland Jennings + Hank Williams Jr – The Music & The Man – Tribute To Hank Williams

After finally wrestling creative control from RCA Victor….Waylon Jennings career turning point became his critically acclaimed albums Lonesome, On’ry and Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes….which was followed by his hit LP’s Dreaming My Dreams and Are You Ready for the Country.  During the 1970’s, Jennings was instrumental in the inception of outlaw country and with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter….which was happening in an around…

Music – 1979 – Theresa Brewer – Honky Tonkin – Sung Live On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Special

“Honky Tonkin’“ is a 1948 country music song, written and recorded by Hank Williams….as the song went to # 14 on the Billboard country music charts…..and in 1982 it became the sixth chart topping single for Williams’ son, Hank Williams Jr.  Hank Williams released two versions of “Honky Tonkin’” ….with the first being cut at his second and final recording session for Sterling…

Music – 1979 – Theresa Brewer – Your Cheating Heart – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Special

Teresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American singer whose style incorporated pop, country, jazz, R&B, musicals and novelty songs…..as she was one of the most prolific and popular female singers of the 1950’s….while recording nearly 600 songs. An agent, Richie Lisella, heard her sing and took her career in hand….and soon…

Music – 1979 – Kris Kristofferson – I Am So Lonesome I Could Cry – Sung At Tribute To Hank Williams

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” is a song recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1949….which according to Colin Escott’s 2004 book Hank Williams: A Biography….Williams was inspired to write the song when he found it on a schedule of upcoming MGM releases….as the song was recorded on August 30, 1949, at Herzog Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio…..when Escott observed, the plaintive despair in…

“You Win Again“ is a 1952 song by Hank Williams….which is in the style of a blues ballad that deals with the singer’s despair with his partner.  Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one day after his divorce from Audrey Williams was finalized…..and like “Cold, Cold Heart”….the song was likely inspired by his tumultuous relationship…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash – Men With Borken Hearts – Live On A Tribute To Hank Williams TV Show

“Men with Broken Hearts“ is a song written and recorded by Hank Williams….which was under the pseudonym “Luke the Drifter”….and was released on MGM Records in 1951.  “Men with Broken Hearts” was a song of which Williams was extremely proud….for in the liner notes to the 2001 Mercury album  Hank Williams as Luke the Drifter: Beyond the Sunset….he is quoted asking…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr – Kaw Liga – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Show

“Kaw-Liga“ is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose…..which is one of just a handful of songs that Williams wrote with Fred Rose….who produced his records….and published his songs through his company Acuff-Rose…..as Rose often “doctored” the songs Hank composed….while making suggestions and revisions….with biographer Roger M. Williams noting that Rose’s contribution to Hank’s songs was probably craftsmanship….whereas Williams’…

Music – 1979 – Hank Williams Jr – Hey Good Lookin – Sung On TV Special Tribute To Hank Williams

“Hey, Good Lookin’“ is a 1951 song written and recorded by Hank Williams….which although covered by many singers, his version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001….and since its original 1951 recording, it has been covered by a variety of artists to includeTennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Del…

Music – 1979 – Hank Williams Jr. – To My Son, My Greatest Pal Of All – From Hank Williams Tribute

Hank Williams was one of the greatest songwriters to ever put music and words down on paper…..as he wrote some 500 songs up until his death at age 29 on an icy country back road in Ohio in 1952 during a snowstorm.  It is said that to be a great songwriter, a person has to…