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Your Cheatin' Heart: A Biography of Hank Williams (Biography of Hank Williams)


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Hank Williams became the most influential country music singer and songwriter of the 20th century, with heartfelt songs like "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Cold Cold Heart," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," that have such undeniable emotional appeal that they transcend time, place, and audience. Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen have hailed him as a major influence, and his songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Elvis Costello, The Carpenters, and The Cowboy Junkies. But few knew that Williams was privately suffering most of what he sang about so convincingly. Raised in Alabama in the most abject poverty, with an absentee father, a dominating mother, and an equally domineering first wife, he also had a crippling defect of the lower spine which was never treated and which eventually drove him to drugs and alcohol. Chet Flippo's compelling biography is a fascinating tribute to a musician and his world; a history of country music encapsulated in one man's career.

About the Author

Chet Flippo has been writing about music for over four decades. He has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Gallery, New York magazine, and Texas Monthly. He is the author of numerous books, including Graceland: The Living Legacy of Elvis Presley, Yesterday: The Biography of a Beatle, David Bowie's Serious Moonlight: The World Tour Book with Denis O'Regan, and Gone Country: Portraits of Country Music's New Stars with Raeanne Rubenstein. Currently the editorial director of Country Music Television and, he lives in Tennessee.

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Plexus Publishing (UK)
Flippo, Chet
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography-Composers and Musicians
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