Hank Williams by Colin Escott
The Biography

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- Long considered the last word on Hank Williams, this biography has remained continuously in print since its first publication in 1994.- This new edition has been completely updated and includes many previously unpublished photographs, as well as a complete catalog detailing all the songs Hank Williams ever wrote, even those he never recorded.- Colin Escott is codirector and cowriter of the forth-coming two-hour PBS/BBC television documentary on Hank Williams, set to broadcast in spring 2004, and coauthor of "Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway.- HANK WILLIAMS was the third-prize winner of the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award.

About Colin Escott

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Colin is the author of the books Good Rockin' Tonight: The Story of Sun Records (1991) and Hank Williams: The Biography (1994). He has produced and annotated hundreds of reissues of country, R&B, and pop music.
Published May 5, 2009 by Back Bay Books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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When Hank Williams died in the backseat of a car at age 29, he left behind grieving fans, friends and family, as well as eight guns, eight pairs of boots, 11 hats and a saddle.

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It is the intention of The Complete Hank Williams — 10 CDs, 225 songs, 53 of them previously unissued, in a handsome package with frequently superlative, reported liner notes by Williams scholar Colin Escott — to convince us that Williams' genius extended beyond his hits and to reintroduce th...

Sep 25 1998 | Read Full Review of Hank Williams: The Biography

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Rick Bragg's foreword pays a salty tribute to Williams and bemoans today's country stars, who sing ''pop music in snap pearl buttons.'' But most valuable are the yellowed sheets of unpublished handwritten lyrics, like the scrap found on the floor of the car that carried him to his death: ''We met...

Oct 31 2001 | Read Full Review of Hank Williams: The Biography

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