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Hank Williams

Hank Williams

Hank Williams' best songs, as much a part of the American soundtrack as car engines and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” were instrumental in country music's rise in popularity and influenced scads of rock & rollers. In tracks like "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” Williams expressed intense, personal emotions with country's traditional plainspoken directness, a then-revolutionary approach that has come to define the genre through the works of subsequent artists from George Jones and Willie Nelson to Gram Parsons and Dwight Yoakam.

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