August 30 Hank Williams Recorded ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’

August 30, 1949, Hank Williams went into Herzog Studio in Cincinnati to record ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’.

Williams wrote the song originally intending that the words be spoken, rather than sung. Largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard, Williams penned this chart hitting song.

Although there is question as to the original author of the song, Williams was the original artist recording this song on the B side of “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It”.

 

 

 

 

 

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I enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
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Lou Ellen Wilkie

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