500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Hank Williams, '40 Greatest Hits'

94. Hank Williams, '40 Greatest Hits'

Polydor, 1978

When he died on New Year's Day 1953, at age 29, in the back of a Cadillac, Williams was the biggest star in country music. His vocal twang, lovesick ballads and long-gone-daddy romps left their stamp on decades of rock & roll – from Elvis to Dylan to the Replacements to Beck.

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