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1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Hank Williams

Hank Williams

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  • Year:
    1987
  • Inducted by:
    Seymour Stein
  • Category:
    Early Influences

Hall of Fame Essay

1987

Michael Hill

“Hey, Good Lookin’,” ‘‘Cold, Cold Heart,” “You Win Again,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” - these songs are among the classics of country music, and every one was written and sung by Hank Williams.

Williams brought country music into the modern era. He was an astonishingly prolific songwriter, I am supremely expressive singer and a performer who blended barely repressed sexuality with an aura of tragic doom.

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To Nashville with love

Seymour Stein

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