The contemporary country music legend who most resembles Hank Williams in spirit, genius, and style, Merle Haggard is part of the new recording which features modern stars turning unrecorded Hank Williams’ lyrics into new songs. Bob Dylan and Jack White have attracted an all-star cast to their project called ‘The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams’ which will be released this fall on October the 4th.
In addition to Haggard, performers include Dylan, White, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Norah Jones, Rodney Crowell, Levon Helm, Lucinda Williams, Patty Loveless, Sheryl Crow, and Hank’s granddaughter Holly Williams.
Hank Williams’s mother Lillian Stone turned over the box of 4 notebooks of lyrics written on pieces of paper which Hank had kept in a leather briefcase to Acuff Rose Publications in 1953 shortly after his death.
Here is the track listing for ‘The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams’:
- You’ve Been Lonesome, Too – Alan Jackson
- The Love That Faded – Bob Dylan
- How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – Norah Jones
- You Know That I Know – Jack White
- I’m So Happy I Found You – Lucinda Williams
- I Hope You Shed a Million Tears – Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell
- You’re Through Fooling Me – Patty Loveless
- You’ll Never Again Be Mine – Levon Helm
- Blue Is My Heart – Holly Williams
- Oh, Mama, Come Home – Jakob Dylan
- Angel Mine – Sheryl Crow
- The Sermon on the Mount – Merle Haggard