Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway

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3 "THIS AIN'T NO PLACE FOR ME"

In early 1943 Hank returned to Montgomery to work as a musician. Unable to reassemble the Drifting Cowboys, Hank joined a medicine show touring south Alabama. It was there that he met his first wife, Audrey Sheppard Guy. She was married to a serviceman and had a two-year-old daughter, Lycrecia Ann. Audrey, like Lillie, provided much of the ambition that Hank lacked.

Audrey, Hank, and Lycrecia

Never happier—Hank and Audrey, Alabama, 1944

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  • Hank Williams - Snapshots from the Lost Highway *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments 11
  • Foreword 13
  • Preface 15
  • Introduction 17
  • 1 - I Wish I Had a Dad... 21
  • 2 - The Wap Blues 33
  • 3 - This Ain't No Place for Me 45
  • 4 - The 'Lovesick Blues' Boy: Spring 1948—spring 1949 63
  • 5 - Hilbilly Hits the Jackpot: Nashville, 1949-1951 89
  • 6 - I'm So Tired of It All: January—june 1952 145
  • 7 - Then Came That Fatal Day: June—december 1952 157
  • 8 - The Funeral 175
  • 9 - Aftermath 187
  • Credits 207
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