On March 11, there will be a new Hank Williams record for country fans.
Williams, who is one of country music’s biggest legends, is known for his hits like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Hey Good Lookin'” and “Cold, Cold Heart”. But now there will be a new collection of songs to add to his long catalog.
This new album, I Will Sing: Mother’s Best Gospel Radio Recordings will feature rare performances of 40 gospel songs from radio shows featuring Williams. Many of these songs were never officially recorded by Williams outside of live broadcasts.
In 1951, Williams had her own 15-minute radio show sponsored by Mother’s Best Flour. The show, which aired from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Nashville station WSM, featured the artist’s performances that will now be found on the new version.
The new collection will be available as a two-CD digipak or as a three-LP pressing.
Gospel music has always been part of Williams’ legacy. He even assumed alter ego, Luke the Drifter, as an outlet for his religiously themed music. And on I will singthis love is expressly seen and heard.
The 40 songs span several centuries. Tracks include “At the Cross”, “I am Bound for the Promised Land”, “From Jerusalem to Jericho”, “Lonely Tombs” and many more.
Songs such as “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “When God Dips His Love in My Heart” are hymns originating in the black church. Others, like “The Prodigal Son”, “I Dreamed About Mom Last Night”, and “Wait for the Light to Shine”, were written by her producer and music publisher, Fred Rose, who is also a songwriter. of the Hall of Fame. Hank has also written gospel songs, including the compilation’s title track, “Jesus Died for Me”, “How Can You Refuse Him Now” and the classic “I Saw the Light” as well as two tracks – “Jesus Remembered Me and “Dear Brother”—he performed with his then-wife, Audrey.
Williams, who was just 29 when he died on Jan. 1, 1953, of a heart attack, had one of country music’s biggest and brightest careers before it erupted in due to drug and alcohol abuse. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and remains one of the biggest names in country music today.
Again, I will sing presents the artist in a new light.
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