Warning: This song is sure to tug at your heartstrings – grab the tissues!!
In the video below, Hank Williams‘ widow, Billie Jean Horton, sings a passionate song about loss and heartbreak. We’re sure it will bring a tear to your eye!
In October of 1952, Hank and Billie Jean were married at a private ceremony in Minden, Louisiana. The two were married until Hank’s untimely passing on New Year’s Day 1953.
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Later that same year, Billie Jean married country singer, Johnny Horton. Not even seven years later, Johnny lost his life in a tragic car accident, leaving Billie Jean widowed for the second time.
Billie Jean was devastated and decided to put her feelings into a song, and in 1961, she released the heartfelt song “Ocean of Tears“. The song was a huge hit for Billie Jean, peaking in the top 40 of the Billboard charts.
The song talks about the passing of both of Billie Jean’s husbands, which some people may consider controversial. In the song, Billie Jean expresses her feelings, saying, “Now I’m drifting on an ocean of my tears / Oh how I’d love to anchor in the Heaven of your heart / Where the tide of jealousy could never drift us far apart“.
Check out the video below to hear Billie Jean’s emotional song, and you’ll be moved to tears!