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Hank Williams Snapshots from the Lost Highway

by Colin Escott, Kira Florita, Rick Bragg, Marty Stuart

Hank Williams Snapshots from the Lost Highway Synopsis

He was just twenty-nine years old and had beena recording artist for less than six years when he died on New Year's Day 1953. Yet the songs Hank Williams left behind-including I Saw the Light, Cold Cold Heart, Your Cheatin' Heart -transformed him into a legend whose influence is felt as strongly today as ever. But for all that Hank Williams's music seems to reveal, his fans have been given remarkably little of the man himself. Now Colin Escott and Kira Florita present a previously undiscovered wealth of private family snapshots, letters, unpublished interviews, and other ephemera-including his final lyric, found in the backseat of the car where he died. Most extraordinary, though, are the previously unseen handwritten lyrics-almost thirty songs altogether. In paperback for the first time, this is a windfall of memorabilia for his fans everywhere. An amazing slice of music Americana....This haunting volume has the jarring effect of a train wreck: You simply can't look away. Country artist Marty Stuart provides a fascinating introduction. -Nashville Scene

Hank Williams Snapshots from the Lost Highway Press Reviews

An amazing slice of music Americana....This haunting volume has the jarring effect of a train wreck: You simply can't look away. Country artist Marty Stuart provides a fascinating introduction. -Nashville Scene

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306811760
Publication date: 19th September 2002
Author: Colin Escott, Kira Florita, Rick Bragg, Marty Stuart
Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, Country & Western music, Biography: arts & entertainment,

About Colin Escott, Kira Florita, Rick Bragg, Marty Stuart

Colin Escott is an award-winning music historian and the author of four books, among them Hank Williams: The Biography and Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll. He lives in Nashville. Kira Florita is the VP of Marketing for Lost Highway Records. Together with Colin Escott and the Country Music Foundation, she co-produced the ten-CD Complete Hank Williams boxed set in 1998, which won two Grammy Awards. She lives in Nashville.

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