Televised Performance Of Hank Williams’ ‘Hey Good Lookin’’ Resurfaces Six Decades Later

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A rare piece of country music history was resurrected from the archives with the surfacing of legend Hank Williams‘ iconic “Hey Good Lookin’.”

It was August 11, 1951 when Hank Williams hit number 1 in Billboard's country chart with "Hey, Good Lookin”.

Posted by Fox Music Machine on Friday, August 10, 2018

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!

Hank making new friends

Posted by Hank Williams – Country Legend on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“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.

Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl and Little Jimmy Dickens led the cast of the Grand Ole Opry's tour through Europe in 1949.

Posted by Walkin' Nashville on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Check out this vintage Hank Williams performance below!

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