Hank by Mark Ribowsky audiobook

Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

By Mark Ribowsky
Read by Tom Perkins

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio
16.18 Hours Unabridged
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After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of 29, Hank Williams—a frail, flawed man who had become country music’s first real star—instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights with simple songs of despair, depression, and tainted love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock generation to follow. Six decades later, Mark Ribowsky now weaves together the first fully realized biography of Hank Williams in a generation. Examining his music while also re-creating days and nights choked in booze and desperation, Ribowsky traces the miraculous rise of this music legend—from the dirt roads of rural Alabama to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry and finally to a sad, lonely end on New Year’s Day 1953. The result is an original work that promises to uncover the real Hank beneath the myths that have long enshrouded his legacy.

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After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of 29, Hank Williams—a frail, flawed man who had become country music’s first real star—instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights with simple songs of despair, depression, and tainted love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock generation to follow.

Six decades later, Mark Ribowsky now weaves together the first fully realized biography of Hank Williams in a generation. Examining his music while also re-creating days and nights choked in booze and desperation, Ribowsky traces the miraculous rise of this music legend—from the dirt roads of rural Alabama to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry and finally to a sad, lonely end on New Year’s Day 1953. The result is an original work that promises to uncover the real Hank beneath the myths that have long enshrouded his legacy.

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Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Mark Ribowsky is an author of many books, including Howard Cosell and the New York Times Notable Book Don’t Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball, as well as The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 16.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English