Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

Recorded Books

Narrated by Jonathan Hogan

7 hr 23 min

A sickly and awkward boy who turned into a country music legend, Hiram Williams had reinvented himself as Hank Williams and taken to alcohol by the age of 14. He was dead by the age of 29. Here, Paul Hemphill recounts the tortured life and whirlwind career of the hillbilly Shakespeare as only a fellow Southerner can. " . this is the finest work of literature about Williams yet written."-Booklist
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Recorded Books
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Apr 22, 2011
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7h 23m 33s
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ISBN
9781461810803
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / Music
Music / General
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