More than fifty years after his death, Hank Williams ranks among the most powerfully iconic figures in American music. Iconic to the point that man and myth are inextricably entwined. He set the agenda for contemporary country songcraft and sang his songs with such believability that we feel privy to his world. Known as the Father of Country Music Williams' recording career spanned only a few short years, 1946 through 1952. He burned himself out before his thirtieth birthday, dying in the back seat of a Cadillac on his way to a New Year's Eve concert in Canton, Ohio. He was officially declared dead on January 1, 1953. His last recording was, ironically, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive.". This compilation contains songs that lives on forever in the history of Country Music.This is a new, unopened CD in its original packaging.