I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light

The Story of Hank Williams

Book - 2015
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"In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs such as 'Your cheatin' heart,' 'Hey, good lookin',' and 'Jambalaya' sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all the country music that followed. But by the time of his death at age twenty-nine, Williams had drunk and drugged and philandered his way through two messy marriages and out of his headline spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Even though he was country music's top seller, toward the end he was so famously unreliable that he was lucky to get a booking in a beer hall. Colin Escott's enthralling, definitive biography--now the basis of the major motion picture I Saw the Light--vividly details the singer's stunning rise and his spectacular decline, revealing much that was previously unknown or hidden about the life of this country music legend"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: Back Bay paperback media tie-in edition
Copyright Date: ♭2004
ISBN: 9780316315050
0316315052
Branch Call Number: 782.42164 W6725E 2015
Characteristics: ix, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: MacEwen, William
Merritt, George

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