Bob Dylan Recruits Country & Rock Greats to Resurrect Hank Williams Songs
Bob Dylan is no stranger to unearthing lost tomes of music. As the music legend details in his 'Chronicles' autobiography, he trekked through miles of swamps and folklore in order to track down his hero Woody Guthrie's unfinished notebooks of lyrics. Though Dylan failed to obtain and turn those lyrics into song, Wilco and Billy Bragg completed that task on 'Mermaid Avenue.'
Now, Rolling Stone (via Spinner) reports that Dylan is back on the trail of lost songs, this time with Hank Williams as his muse -- and he's getting a bit of help from some of country and rock's best singer/songwriters. Merle Haggard, Holly Williams, Lucinda Williams, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Jack White, Norah Jones, Jakob Dylan and Sheryl Crow will be joining Dylan in his quest to rehabilitate and finish some of the late country icon's music.
'The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams' will drop on October 4 via Dylan's own Egyptian Records. Check out a live version of Lucinda Williams' 'I'm Happy I Found You' from the project below.
Watch Lucinda Williams Perform 'I'm Happy I Found You'