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73 Years Ago: Hank Williams Gets His First No. 1 Song With 'Lovesick Blues'

Seventy-three years ago today (May 7, 1949), Hank Williams earned his first No. 1 hit, with "Lovesick Blues." The song, written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills, was first included in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest.Emmett Miller and country singer Rex Griffin each recorded "Lovesick Blues," in 1925 and 1939, respectively. Inspired by their recordings, Williams decided to perform the song on the popular Louisiana Hayride radio show, and when the audience […]

todayMay 7, 2022

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Remember When 'Thor' Was Making a Hank Williams Movie?

Thor is a Norse god. Hank Williams is a country music god. That's about all the two larger-than-life figures have in common, or so it would seem.In 2014, their worlds seemed ready to collide in a fascinating way that would involve a crooked doctor, Steve Earle and (much later) Johnny Cash. What happened?The hot story for about a week in September of 2014 was that Thor actor Chris Hemsworth had optioned the […]

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