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  1. Search the internet for information and newspaper articles on Hank Williams’s death. What aspects of it are emphasized in the popular press? What contradictions do you find? How do the articles reflect the mythical status of his life and death within country music?

  2. Listen to another pair of songs in an answer song relationship (check YouTube). What aspects of gender roles, relationships, and themes within country music are explored by the lyrics?

  3. Listen to Tony Bennett’s version of “Cold, Cold Heart” and compare it to Hank Williams’s version (check YouTube). Note the differences in musical style.


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