Hank Williams died at the age of 29 in 1953. In a few short years he became an American Myth. He created "modern" country music and at the same time became one of the most influential figures in modern music as well. He was a true American poet.
So, finally, 57 years after his death, Hank Williams was just honored with a special Pulitzer citation. He took his "Honky Tonk Confessionals" right to the working people with uncompromising honesty. His music is still being covered by contemporary artists and influencing their writing and art.
There is something timeless about him, this performance of Cold Cold Heart seems just as fresh today, inspite of the frazzled video, as it was almost 60 years ago.