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Wednesday 1 January 2020
New Year's Day Homage
Happy New Year to you and yours.
If you have been reading this nonsence for any length of time you should know the drill by now.
It is a long standing tradition on New Year's Day for CCM to pay homage to two of the greatest artists of all time who both died on this day.
Hank Williams died on the 1st of January 1953 aged just 29 and Townes Van Zandt in 1997 aged 52.
I've recently watched the recent episode of the BBC Four - Country Music by Ken Burns series (not the boy who played for Nottingham Forest and Scotland George) which featured Hank and have a recently acquired biography on my to read list.
i will be bitterly disappointed if Townes does not feature prominently later on in the series.
Again it is traditional to state that it will obviously be downhill now on these pages for the rest of the year.
Hope you have a good one.
I can now officially say that I will be retiring next year!
Hank Williams - I Saw The Light
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty