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Hank Williams III Drops Surprise Cover – First Song in 8 Years

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Fans of Hank Williams III were presently surprised with the release of a cover posted to YouTube on Monday evening (May 24).  “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” also known as, “the perfect Country and Western song,” was written by Steve Goodman and John Prine and made popular by David Allen Coe. According to legend, May 24th is the anniversary of the writing of “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” the song is said to have been written in 1971 by Goodman and Prine at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel after Paul Anka let the two hungry and up-and-coming songwriters stay there, it’s been said they two songwriters raided the room’s liquor cabinet.  It’s unclear if Hank Williams III’s return with the song is on purpose or coincidental, but the new YouTube video was delivered on the 50th anniversary of the song.  Who do you think sang “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” best? Hank Williams III or David Allen Coe?

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