Gene Watson Remembers Recording Hank Williams’ ‘I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)’: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953)

Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953)

On Tuesday 16 March 2021, Gene Watson remembered recording Hank Williams’ ‘I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)’ in 1978.

Hank Williams: 'Ramblin' Man' (MGM Records, 1955)
Gene Watson: 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979)

‘I read it was on this day in 1951 (Friday 16 March) that Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953) recorded ‘I Can” Help It (If I’m Still In Love with You’ – I loved the song, so I recorded it too.

It was also the first song I ever sang on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry way, way back, and was thrilled to get a standing ovation.

Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953) delivered a timeless song for us all’

On Friday 16 March 1951, Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953) also recorded ‘Hey, Good Lookin’ (No.1, 1951), ‘I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)’ (No.2, 1951), ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’ (No.3, 1951) and ‘My Heart Would Know’ (appeared on ‘Ramblin’ Man’ for MGM Records in 1955), in an afternoon session, which took place at Nashville’s Castle Recording Studio.

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