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2/5. Steve Earle explores the life and career of Alabama-born Hank Williams Sr , whose six-year career until his death in 1953, aged 29, established him as the founding father of modern country music. A seismic influence on both country and rock performers, Williams also registered as one of the music business's first loose cannons, resulting in his expulsion from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
Williams battled not only with the pain of spina bifida but also with his mother and his wives. He died unaware of the legacy to follow. Defining titles include Lovesick Blues, I'm So Lonesome I Could
Cry, Long Gone Lonesome Blues, Cold, Cold Heart, Your Cheatin' Heart, Hey Good Lookin' and Jambalaya (on the Bayou).

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Steve Earle
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Hank Williams Sr
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Ole Opry.

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