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Hank Williams' career was brief and incendiary. Most of those fortunate enough to have seen him in concert say that he was a captivating performer. Now, sixty years after his passing, we finally get a sense of Hank Williams onstage, adding another dimension to our scant knowledge of him. Still popular today, he's a giant in American music.

The performances heard on I'm Gonna Sing: The Mother's Best Gospel Radio Recordings were recorded on acetate discs (meant to be played only once or twice) that were shelved in 1951, and they gradually faded from common memory. In the 1970s the acetates were saved from the trash by a WSM employee and eventually given to Hank’s daughter, Jett. On behalf of the estate, Jett fought an eight-year battle to establish ownership, finally winning the right to release these recordings in partnership with Time Life.

"There's magic in these radio shows, meant to be ephemeral and now captured for eternity, like a soap bubble preserved in a box. The result is a prismatic view of an iconic performer."

Disc 1


  1. I Am Bound for the Promised Land
  2. I'll Fly Away (Acetate Version 21)
  3. Thirty Pieces of Silver
  4. The Old Country Church
  5. Jesus Died for Me
  6. Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
  7. Searching for a Soldier's Grave
  8. Something Got Hold of Me - w/ Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys
  9. When God Dips His Love in My Heart
  10. Lord Build Me a Cabin
  11. Drifting Too Far from the Shore
  12. That Beautiful Home
  13. I'm Gonna Sing (Acetate Version 157)
  14. Lonely Tombs (Oh Those Tombs) [Acetate Version 7]
  15. How Can You Refuse Him
  16. Where He Leads Me
  17. At the Cross
  18. The Blind Child's Prayer
  19. I Saw the Light (Acetate Version 3)
  20. Farther Along


Disc 2


  1. Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet (Acetate Version 14)
  2. I'll Have a New Life (Acetate Version 29)
  3. Precious Lord Take My Hand
  4. I Heard My Mother Praying for Me (Acetate Version 4) w/ Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys
  5. Steal Away / the Funeral
  6. From Jerusalem to Jericho
  7. I've Got a One-Way Ticket to the Sky
  8. I Dreamed That the Great Judgement Morning
  9. Softly and Tenderly
  10. Where the Soul Never Dies
  11. When the Fire Comes Down from Heaven
  12. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night (Acetate Version 24)
  13. The Prodigal Son
  14. Jesus Remembered Me w/ Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys
  15. Dust on the Bible
  16. Dear Brother (Acetate Version 5) w/ Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys
  17. The Pale Horse and His Rider
  18. I Heard My Savior Calling Me (Acetate Version 147)
  19. Wait for the Light to Shine (Acetate Version 24)
  20. When the Saints Go Marching in


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