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In the early 1930's in Alabama, young Hank Williams learns from Teetot, an elderly Negro, to play the guitar and sing. Hank becomes a salesman in a traveling medicine show and meets Audrey Shepherd and Shorty Younger, leaders of a group of touring hillbilly singers. They hear Hank sing and invite him to join their group. Audrey, ambitious for Hank's success, secretly sends his song "Your Cheatin' Heart" to music publisher Fred Rose. At the same time, she and Hank marry. Fred Rose is impressed with Hank's talent and arranges for his audition on the Louisiana Hayride radio program. Hank's popularity begins to soar, and he is invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. He achieves fame and wealth, but his private life begins to suffer; he becomes a heavy drinker and alienates his friends. He stops performing altogether and goes on the road. Eventually, he quits drinking and Fred gets him a booking, but Hank Williams, at the age of 29, dies of heart failure while driving to the concert on January 1, 1953. Songs : "Long Gone Lonesome Blues," "I Saw the Light," "I Can't Help It," "Jambalaya," "Cold Cold Heart," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Hey, Good Lookin'."