Last.fm Trends: Unheard Hank Williams Material Surfaces
Previously unheard recordings by country music legend Hank Williams, who sadly passed away in 1953 at the age of 29, are scheduled to surface on September 13th.
His legacy continues with the release of Hank Williams: The Legend Begins – documenting some of his first ever recordings as a teenager. Last.fm Trends takes a look at the scrobbles of an artist who will never be forgotten.
Before his untimely passing Hank Williams recorded twelve studio albums, with countless compilations and re-releases appearing after.
His vast back catalog has been scrobbled 4,170,176 times, with tracks such as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, written in 1949, being listened to by 1,091 listeners last week.
Hank Williams: The Legend Begins is a three-disc set which also features songs that were played on his first radio show in 1949. Over sixty years later the songs are still being scrobbled by hundreds of country fans every week, including “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (194,810 scrobbles) and “Love Sick Blues” (161,922 scrobbles).