A rare piece of country music history was resurrected from the archives with the surfacing of legend Hank Williams‘ iconic “Hey Good Lookin’.”
Only a few televised performance of Williams performing “Hey Good Lookin'” exist due to the singers’ untimely death the year following. With his charming smile and smooth vocals, we’re lucky to have stumbled upon this vintage footage. In his signature look – a cowboy hat with a suit – the country legend strums his guitar, giving the audience quite the show. This piece of history is a true gift!
“Hey Good Lookin'” has been covered an abundance of times including renditions by George Jones, Johnny Cash, and many more. The flirtatious hit has since become a country classic being passed through generations.
Recorded in March of 1951 at Castle Studio in Nashville, “Hey Good Lookin'” was released in June that same year and quickly soared the country chart to No.1. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame five decades later in 2001. Even more interesting, the hit was written in just 20 minutes while Williams was on a flight with musician and friend, Jimmy Dickens and Hee Haw star Minnie Pearl.
Check out this vintage Hank Williams performance below!