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RARE: Live Footage Of 14-Year-Old Hank Williams Jr. Singing 'Your Cheatin' Heart'

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Hank williams jr. Songs | RARE: Live Footage Of 14-Year-Old Hank Williams Jr. Singing 'Your Cheatin' Heart' | Country Music Videos
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Ten years after the passing of his father, a 14-year-old boy follows his fathers footsteps and takes the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.  

This rare footage is a glimpse into Hank Williams Jr.'s early beginnings and shows just how much talent he inherited from his legendary father. The early years for the singer were filled with performances of him singing his father's hits and imitating the same style. It wasn't until years later that the talented artist would come into his own style and voice.

During an Opry performance in 1963, Ed Sullivan introduced him by name and notated his relation to the late Hank Williams. "Let's have a fine welcome for this youngster!" he shouted. 

Not missing a beat, the early-teen starts right in singing "Your Cheatin' Heart" with incredible vocal precision and tone. He truly is a gifted singer and proves that in every way during this show. 

The song was recorded by Hank Williams Sr. in September, 1952, but was not released until shortly after his untimely death in 1953. The year after his son performed the hit song on the Opry Stage, his recording was used in a biopic movie about his father's life. 

Watch the video clip below for a glimpse into Hank Williams Jr. and his early start as a country music star! 

LYRICS BELOW

Your cheatin' heart
Will make you weep
You'll cry and cry
And try to sleep
But sleep won't come
The whole night through
Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you

When tears come down
Like falling rain
You'll toss around
And call my name
You'll walk the floor
The way I do
Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you

Your cheatin' heart
Will pine some day
And crave the love
You threw away
The time will come
When you'll be blue
Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you

When tears come down
Like falling rain
You'll toss around
And call my name
You'll walk the floor
The way I do
Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you

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