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Certain Songs #578: Hank Williams – Nobody’s Lonesome For Me

Album: 40 Greatest Hits Year: 1950 Time for one of my all-time favorite crackpot theories: Hank Williams was a secret influence on non other that Stephen Patrick Morrissey. I’ve had this theory since I got Hank Williams 40 Greatest Hits...Show More Summary

Certain Songs #577: Hank Williams – “Move it on Over”

Album: 40 Greatest Hits Year: 1947 You don’t need me to tell you that Hank Williams was a titan of American popular music, an ace songwriter whose music was equally influential for rock ‘n’ roll and country. And in fact, his first big...Show More Summary

Flashback: Hank Williams Serenades June Carter With 'Hey, Good Lookin''

The Hank Williams classic "Hey, Good Lookin'" turns 65 years old today. Released on June 22, 1951, the song was written that spring, during an airplane ride that found Williams sitting beside Grand Ole Opry members Little Jimmy Dickens and Minnie Pearl. The three singers were heading to Wichita Falls,...

100 Years of the Martin Dreadnought guitar

The Martin Dreadnought guitar. It has been said that it has changed the face of popular music. Hank Williams had one (the 1941 D-28 now owned by Neil Young), Bill Monroe had one, so did Gene Autry, Doc Watson, Jerry Garcia, John Lennon and Paul […]

‘All Eyez on Me’ Teaser: Tupac Shakur Finally Gets His Own Biopic

Music biopics seem to be everywhere at the moment. Already this year we’ve seen Born to Be Blue (Chet Baker), I Saw the Light (Hank Williams), Miles Ahead (Miles Davis), Elvis & Nixon and the controversial Nina (as in Simone). And as of today we’re making room for yet another, the long-gestating Tupac Shakur movie All Eyez on Me. Show More Summary

Listen to Conor Oberst and Kacey Musgraves Cover Hank Williams

This past weekend, Conor Oberst and Kacey Musgraves co-headlined a show for Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. During her set, Musgraves invited Oberst onto the stage, where the two performed Hank Williams’ “Hey, Good Lookin’” together. Listen to their duet below, via Spin. Watch Hank Williams perform “Hey, Good Lookin’”:

Spielberg salutes composer John Williams at AFI gala

Kobe Bryant, Drew Barrymore, Tom Hanks, and more were on hand for the big night. The post Spielberg salutes composer John Williams at AFI gala appeared first on SodBlog.

15 of the Best Original Songs From Nashville

Aside from classic tunes by icons like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams, I was never really drawn to country music... that is, until Nashville came along. After four seasons with this soapy-folksy drama, I feel like I could pen my own song of heartache as the series comes to an end. Show More Summary

Saying goodbye to 'Nashville,' the country music show that started out as Hank Williams and ended up as Hank Williams Jr.

To put it in the context with which it's associated, "Nashville" started out as Hank Williams and ended up as Hank Williams Jr. When this ABC series set in country music's capital premiered in 2012, it had some of the subtle realism and classic style that the late roots-music pioneer brought to...

Cabin on the Lake

Hank Williams catalogs the shapes and sounds of loneliness. Continue reading on The Awl »

A swan song for 'Nashville'

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

To put it in the context with which it's associated, "Nashville" started out as Hank Williams and ended up as Hank Williams Jr. When this ABC series set in country music's capital premiered in 2012, it had some of the subtle realism and classic style that the late roots-music pioneer brought to...

Waddell & Reed CEO Shift ‘Could Add Further Pressure’ To Outflow Trend, Analyst Says

Analysts are chiming in on the the somewhat surprising retirement announcement from Waddell & Reed Financial's (WDR) CEO Hank Herrmann. Citigroup's William Katz says that, in light of Sanders' long tenure at the firm and Herrmann's ongoing presence on the board of directors, "investors may question the breadth of change" taking hold at the fund company. Read More »

Irvine Welsh to Write Alan McGee Biopic

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

We’re used to seeing biopics about musical greats—Tom Hiddleston, for example, is currently starring as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light—but rarely do we see the stories of the people behind those icons. That’s what makes a new movie...Show More Summary

See Kacey Musgraves and Zac Brown Band's Hank Williams Jam

The musical paths of Kacey Musgraves and Zac Brown Band have crossed several times since the "Follow Your Arrow" singer made her major-label debut in 2013. The latest collaboration between Musgraves and the country-rockers was a highlight of last weekend's fifth annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston,...

Of Course Tom Hiddleston Does A Perfect Impression of Chris Evans, Watch It Now

Is there anything Tom Hiddleston can't do? This is not a rhetorical question, we're actually curious. He can play a Marvel supervillain, a gothic monster, and then play Hank Williams just to show that he can. It turns out the reason he's so good at playing such varied roles is because he's naturally good at impressions. Show More Summary

Interview: ‘I Saw the Light’ Star Tom Hiddleston on the Joys of Acting and Playing Hank Williams

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Tom Hiddleston has called the role of Hank Williams one of the hardest jobs he’s ever done. The I Saw the Light Star had to completely transform himself, physically and vocally, sometimes in the subtlest of ways, to play the iconic folk singer. Show More Summary

Capone talks with I SAW THE LIGHT star Tom Hiddleston and writer-director Marc Abraham

Capone talks Hank Williams and the return of Loki with I SAW THE LIGHT star Tom Hiddleston and writer-director Marc Abraham Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. There’s a film out now in some parts of the...Show More Summary

We Can’t Quit You, Hank Williams

In the pantheon of spectacular drunks, Hank Williams surely ranks superlative. By all accounts, his was the sort of drunkenness (injurious, shambolic) that a responsible person would be reluctant to equate with any kind of generative impulse—to link, even tenuously, to the construction of transcendent art. Show More Summary

Interview: Tom Hiddleston on Hank Williams, the hardest role of his career

Tom Hiddleston’s best-known role is also one of the most memorable characters in the never-ending Marvel Cinematic Universe: Loki, the unctuous, smooth-talking, jaded younger (or maybe older?) brother of Thor. The actor has a penchant for taking on characters whose complexities transcend the usual “bad guy” trope. Show More Summary

Tom Hiddleston Had to Learn to Yodel to Play Hank Williams

Perhaps a Cambridge-educated classics scholar who most recently starred in a trilogy of Shakespeare's Henry V plays and some comic book movies would not immediately come to mind for the story of the Alabama-born country legend Hank Williams. Show More Summary

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