Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

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Penguin, Aug 29, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
15 Reviews
Hank Williams, the quintessential country music singer and songwriter, lived a life as lonesome, desolate, and filled with sorrow as his timeless songs. From Williams's dirt- poor beginnings as a sickly child to his emergence as a star of the Grand Ole Opry, Lovesick Blues is the definitive biography of the man and his music.

  

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Review: Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

This book was well written and readable. The ending didn't have much oomph though. Read full review

Review: Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

Entertaining, quick read...I do wish that music biographers brought a little insight into the stuff they write about. In the end, this is just a jaunty retelling of a broken man's life. Read full review

Contents

Summer of 49
1
Young Hiram
11
The Singing Kid
27
Miss Audrey
42
Fred Rose
56
The Lovesick Blues
74
A Star Is Born
95
Three Chords and the Truth
111
Lonely at the Top
127
The Crash
150
Lost Highway
177
Better Dead than Alive
191
Legacy
204
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
209
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About the author (2006)

Paul Hemphill was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of four novels and eleven works of nonfiction dealing with the blue-collar South, including The Nashville Sound.

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