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As I have been reporting, hundreds of millions of people around the world have been exposed to the work of Hank Williams in the last few weeks.

It started with the Super Bowl when millions saw the Pepsi Max commercial featuring ‘Your Cheating Heart’. That was viewed by over a hundred million people.

The on February 14th ‘Cold, Cold Heart was heard as the soundtrack for a Valentine’s cartoon on the Goggle main home search page. I have read one report  that the main Google home page receives over a billion search requests each day.

Then on Sunday February 19th the voice of Hank Williams was heard singing ‘Lost Highway’ on The Simpsons’ 500th episode which reached nearly 6 million in people in the US alone. Of course, for the Simpsons that is just the beginning as the program will be aired over and over again in reruns, and viewed by millions more on DVD and downloads in the years to come.

Please scroll down to see my articles on the Super Bowl and Google appearances, or find the links to those two stories on the menu on the right hand side of the blog.

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Hank Williams was featured this week on the Google homepage Valentine’s Day special cartoon and link, with its millions and millions of visitors around the world.

Google has  created a tradition of celebrating special or anniversary days with an inventive drawing, cartoon  and link.

Here’s a Washington Post story on the Valentine’s Day special. The Post story  contains links to the Google Valentine’s Day cartoon  and also a link to a recording of Tony Bennett singing ‘Cold Cold Heart’.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/valentines-day-google-doodle-todays-charming-musical-animation-makes-for-one-sweet-gift/2012/02/13/gIQA15kOCR_blog.html?tid=pm_entertainment_pop

Once again here’s the original Tony Bennett version from 1951.

For those who would like to hear a second pop rendition of ‘Cold Cold Heart’, here’s Norah Jones:

The work of Hank Williams has reached millions and millions of people over the past few days with ‘Your Cheating Heart’ on a Super Bowl commercial and now around the world on Google’s search page.

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Thank goodness Hank Williams Sr. didn’t have to bother with all those Monday Night Football gigs and was able to vault right over his son Jr. and go straight to the Super Bowl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7USr2kriO8

The singer on the commercial is Sugarlands Jennifer Nettles.

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