“Praise the Lord – I Saw the Light”

by Chris Murray on January 25, 2013

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I made a pilgrimage to Hank Williams grave in Montgomery, Alabama, on New Years Eve day. Hank Williams passed away 60 years ago on January 1st. The sun was rising in a clear blue sky as I drove into Oakwood Cemetery near downtown Montgomery. High on a hill overlooking the city rests “Luke the Drifter”. A crisp wind was coming up the hill with numerous small American flags waving in the wind. A train whistle blew in the distance. It was a transcendent experience.

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“I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye”
Hank Williams September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953.

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