Rheta Grimsley Johnson signs HANK HUNG THE MOON

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 6:00pm
The dark story of America's Pulitzer Prize winning hillbilly singer has been told often and well, but always with sad country fiddles wailing. This latest Hank Williams paean will make readers laugh as well as cry. Hank hung the moon and left his fans behind to admire it. He transformed the musical landscape, as well as the heavens, with his genius. And that's a good thing.

More a musical memoir than a biography, Hank Hung the Moon is the author's evocative personal stories of '50s and '60s musical staples elementary-school rhythm bands, British Invasion rock concerts, and tearjerker movie musicals. It was a simpler time when Hank roamed the earth. The book celebrates a world of 78 rpm records and five-cent Cokes. Hank provides the soundtrack and wisdom for this Last Picture Show of a book.


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Hank Hung the Moon . . . and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781588382849
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: NewSouth Books - March 1st, 2012