Listen To Hank Williams’ Rare Demo For “Jesus Died For Me”

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Ripped straight from the archives, this almost never-heard demo recording is a true piece of country music’s incredible history and legacy!

Portrait of Hank Williams
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Williams had over 50 unreleased tracks that were unveiled after his untimely death in 1953.

Never released as a single, this unforgettable moment of Hank Williams‘ career was first included on a compilation set of his music that also featured more than 50 other previously unreleased tracks.

The song, “Jesus Died For Me” was written by Hank Williams himself and it has been discovered that there were two separate demo versions made of the song. One demo is simply of Williams singing his song and the other features his ex-wife Audrey Williams.

NASHVILLE - CIRCA 1948: Hank Williams and Audrey Williams pose for a portrait circa 1949 in Nashville Tennessee.
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The collection of his work was awarded two Grammy Awards in 1999 and is still considered to be one of the most authoritative and complete collections of his legacy available to the public.

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“Jesus Died For Me” is a heartfelt ballad that showcases Williams’ deep-rooted faith and his ability to convey profound spiritual themes through his music.

In “Jesus Died for Me,” Williams reflects on the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ and the profound impact it has had on his life. The song’s lyrics speak of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of faith. Williams’ emotive delivery and soul-stirring vocals add depth and sincerity to the message, resonating with listeners on a deeply personal level.

With its simple yet powerful melody and heartfelt lyrics, “Jesus Died for Me” stands as a testament to Williams’ enduring legacy as a masterful storyteller and interpreter of the human experience. It remains a cherished treasure in the country gospel genre, continuing to inspire and uplift listeners with its timeless message of hope and salvation.

Not many have actually had a chance to hear this rare demo recording from Hank Williams‘ incredible time in the studio.

Check out the full recording in the video below.

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