Famous as the ‘father of contemporary country music’, Hank Williams rose to stardom with the songs ‘Cold, Cold Heart’, ‘Your Cheatin' Heart’, ‘Hey, Good Lookin’ and ‘I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive’. His songs, which were known for their moving lyrics and extraordinary music, had a universal appeal, making way into the hearts of thousands of people. Not only he laid the foundation for country music, but also influenced rock and roll to a considerable extent. Legendary singers like Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc. took inspiration from his style of music and implemented it in their music. Though his songs may seem over-ornate at times, yet his impact on the world of music is unforgettable. In a career cut short by drug-abuse and sudden death, Williams is among the very few artists, who have been able to leave a long lasting impression on music. His singing prowess and exceptional songwriting, coupled with his unique voice, a rather rare combination, took the public by storm throughout the 1950s. His songs were played everywhere and he became everyone’s favorite. But, as he rode high on success, his personal life was rampant with alcoholism and drug addiction, which paved way to his unexpected demise.