She did a cover of Hank Williams’ “Lost Highway” a couple years ago, and it’s absolutely fantastic. I could listen to her sing classic country all day long, honestly.
“Lost Highway” was first written and recorded by Leon Payne in 1948, and released as a single October of 1948. The inspiration first came to Leon when he was hitchhiking from California to Alba, Texas, and no one would pick him up.
As he sat on the edge of the road waiting for any sort of ride, the idea for the song hit and he penned a country classic, though he did eventually got help with transportation from The Salvation Army.
The song ultimately became one of Hank’s signature tunes and a country standard, though at the time it was released, it hardly did anything on the country charts, which is pretty hard to believe considering how good it is.
In the intro to a live recording he released, Hank says of the song:
“I think it’s one of the prettiest things I’ve ever recorded.”
I couldn’t agree with him more, and Lainey’s version sure ain’t half bad, either.