7 Outrageous Scandals That Rocked Classic Country Music


1. Hank Williams’ Controversial Death

Long regarded as one of the most important and influential artists to grace the airwaves of country music, Hank Williams Sr. was a true country legend, but when he tragically passed away on New Year’s Day 1953, rumors sparked controversy, which then sparked more rumors surrounding the circumstances of his death.

Only 29 years old, Williams was said to have passed away from an “insufficiency of the right ventricle of the heart”, suggesting he had a heart attack, but others have suggested that the country star actually died from a lethal mixture of drugs and booze. Even others have accused the college student serving as his driver of foul play.

Sadly, the truth may never be known in this tragic tale of a legend lost.

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