Biography: Hank Williams - The Lonesome Heart Of Country
One of the greatest country legends of all time, his influence still lingers. Yet just six years into his chart-topping recording career came news of his tragic death.
Biography ventures past myth and speculation to access the real Hank Williams, a backwoods musical genius who became modern country's first superstar. Follow the performer from his lonely Depression-era childhood to his first radio show in Montgomery, Alabama, to his days at the Grand Ole Opry. Singing of soaring joy and gut-wrenching loneliness, Williams produced a veritable treasure-trove of songs and mesmerized audiences. Offstage, though, he battled physical infirmity and substance abuse, eventually spinning out of control.
Containing rare vintage clips and songs and intimate interviews, Hank Williams: The Lonesome Heart Of Country chronicles a man who has come to personify a place, culture, and time in America.