News

Lost Hank Williams recordings set for release

Lost Hank Williams recordings set for release

HANK WILLIAMS:The four shows were pre-taped and aired on early country radio stations. Photo: Associated Press

A series of previously unreleased songs by country legend Hank Williams performed on a 1950 radio show is set to be released in May.

The four shows were pre-taped and aired on early country radio stations. The recordings were long thought lost, but bosses at an Iowa radio station kept a copy of the performances in their archives and have since had the 64-year-old tape transferred, restored and mastered.

The project, which features 24 songs and jingles, will be made available for download and on vinyl on May 20 by Omnivore Records.

Williams died in 1953.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

rainman

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Music

Taylor Swift, Joe Walsh surprise fans at Kenny Chesney concert

Kenny Chesney performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in New York.

Taylor Swift and Joe Walsh surprised the crowd at a Kenny Chesney concert by appearing onstage for impromptu duets.

in Music

This week’s top country tracks

aldean

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie crowned world’s top feminist icon

Angelina Jolie arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson top the list of the world's foremost feminist icons.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.