Hank Williams Goes Number 1 on this date in 1951

In 1951, Hank Williams hits #1 in Billboard‘s country chart with “Hey, Good Lookin‘”. In 1952 just one year later Grand Ole Opry manager Jim Denny fires Hank Williams from the Opry after the troubled singer, already on thin ice, missed an August 9 Opry appearance. The incident is referred to in Hank Jr and Waylon’s song The Conversation.

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