Contemporary singer songwriter legend Paul Simon has ranked Hank Williams in the top echelon of all songwriters from all genres in American musical history.
The short posting on a New York website received some coverage because Simon put Paul McCartney in the top six, but left John Lennon in the second tier. In the comments section there was a bit of debate about the McCartney versus Lennon issue and the absence of Bob Dylan on the first tier. The top six are:
Simon put the following in his second tier:
And then, “maybe I’m in there too”.
Hank Williams recently received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his writing as well as inclusion in a Harvard University reference book caller ‘A New Literary History of America’.
So, is there only ONE country music songwriter who deserves to be on that list?