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American Music Masters 2002

Hank Williams - 2002

Modern music legend Hank Williams is the honoree for the seventh annual American Music Masters series. In a career that barely lasted a decade, Hank Williams charted 36 Top 10 country hits, including such classics as “Lovesick Blues,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin” and “Jambalaya (On the Bayou).” Unfortunately, Williams’ career came to a tragic end, when he died of a heart attack on January 1, 1953, at the age of 29. He scored three posthumous Number One hits in 1953 – “Kaw-Liga,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “Take These Chains from My Heart” – and he has continued to inspire subsequent generations of rock and rollers and country musicians. Tribute Concert Performers: Billy Bob Thornton, Bonnie Bramlett, Joe Groshecky, Tommy Shaw of Styx, Jack Scott, Brett James, Marty Stuart and Jett Williams