20 till 22
9/17/43 Hank turns 20
12/20/43 I'm Praying for the Day Peace will Come Copyrighted by Acuff-Rose
NOV 1943-Jan 1944 Hank and Audrey move to Mobile to work as welders. Age 20
1944-Don Helms and Sammy Pruett become Drifting Cowboys
4/17/44-photo of Hank with sister Irene's baby in front of what looks like a Texaco station. This picture is in "Snapshots from the Lost Highway"
8/44 Hank quits job in Mobile, Alabama
1944-Hank moves to Andalusia, Alabama-has a regular gig on Monday, Wednsday, and Saturdays at a dancehall-a regular gig in Opp Alabama on Thursdays.
9/17/44 Hank turns 21
12/5/44 Audrey divorces first husband
12/15/44-Hank marries Audrey
1945-Hank and Audrey move back to Montgomery
1945-Once again on WSFA Age 21
5/45 Hank commited to sanitarium in Prattville, Alabama to dry out
6/45 "Songs of Hank Williams, The Drifting Cowboy" published including lyrics to the following original songs
6/45 GRANDAD'S MUSKET unrecorded
6/45 MOTHER IS GONE-a demo of this song exists
6/45 WON'T YOU PLEASE COME BACK unrecorded
6/45 SIX MORE MILES-2 demos of this song exist
6/45 I'M NOT COMING HOME ANYMORE-recorded 4/7/42
6/45 YOU'LL LOVE ME AGAIN unrecorded
6/45 HONKEY-TONKEY-early version on song later recorded twice-once for Sterling and once for MGM. Live versions have been released as well.
6/45 TAKE AWAY THESE LONELY MEMORIES unrecorded