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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Happy Birthday Hank

In case you have not noticed, I've been on a country music kick here of late. A lot of that has to do with my car radio tuned to 102.9 WKIK Country and me just being too lazy to change the channel.  

So when I saw that today in music, we celebrate the birthday of the King of Country Music - Hank Williams I thought ok, let's do some Hank.

I knew that he had died young but I wasn't aware just how young he was.   While Rock n Roll has its 27 Club of folks who went outta here at a young age, Hank may have been ahead of his time by punching out as he did on New Year's Day 1953.  Like most of those in the 27 club, Hank's alcohol/drug use was a contributing factor to his early demise.

Hank's what I call "tears in his beers" songs such as I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and Your Cheating Heart never did much for me.  Too depressing.  But I did enjoy it when he would rock a little on songs like Hey Good Looking, Jambalaya and this one, which of course George Thorogood made me appreciate even more (click here for his take on it) 

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