Sam Williams Honors Grandfather, Hank Williams, With Cover Of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

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Sam Williams

Paying tribute to one of the all time greats.

It’s no secret that Sam Williams has one heck of a bloodline when it comes to music talent, considering his father is Hank Williams Jr., and his grandpa is Hank Williams.

However, Sam has carved his own lane, incorporating his own unique sound and style with his music.

But, this doesn’t mean that he isn’t afraid to pay tribute to his father and grandfather at times as well.

Back in 2019, he put together an impressive rendition of Hank Jr.’s hit song, “Weatherman.” And now, he’s back at it again, covering one of his grandfather’s greatest hits, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

Sam weighed in on the new cover:

“This song is special to me in many ways. I have always been hesitant to touch recording my grandfather’s songs, as there’s a sacredness to them. I wouldn’t want to do them injustice.

‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ has always been one of my favorites of his catalog. The release coinciding with his centennial birthday is a bittersweet happy birthday gift to the man I never knew that everyone seems to know.

It is a reclamation of my name, my destiny in my family’s legacy, and a statement to country music.

History and homage, respect and reinvention, tattered and stolen coattails; I am a most honorable mention.”

Give it a listen:

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