Still in Love with You is unlike anything ever written about Hank
and Audrey Williams. For the first time someone who knew both of
them intimately has opened their lives so that the real Hank and
Audrey Williams can be known.
In this touching story, their daughter recounts the previously untold
truth of their lives, interprets it in light of what is known today
about alcoholism and co-dependency, and with tenderness and humor shares
the love that Hank and Audrey had for each other.
Hank and Audrey Williams had it all, or so it seemed. Rising from poverty
in rural Alabama, almost overnight they achieved great wealth and fame. In
Hank's brief but spectacular career as the greatest star country music
and Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry" have ever known, he wrote and recorded
some of popular music's most enduring classics, such as
"Your Cheatin' Heart," "Jambalaya," and "I Can't Help It
(If I'm Still in Love with You)." And then it all fell apart.
Audrey had been the driving force behind Hank's success and the
inspiration for many of his songs. When his alcoholism ended their
marriage in early 1952, his life quickly descended into extended bouts
of drunkenness and sickness. On January 1, 1953, he died in the
back seat of his blue Cadillac convertible on the way to a concert
in Canton, Ohio, a victim of alcoholism and medication. He was
twenty-nine years old.
Nearly twenty-three years later, Audrey also died as an alcoholic,
but not before becoming a legend herself and masterminding the
career of their son, Hank Williams, Jr. Today Hank and Audrey
are buried side by side in Montgomery, Alabama.
Still in Love with You corrects errors long accepted as true
and undoes the often unkind characterizations found in other
works. Because Lycrecia is often asked about the
"Jett Williams issue," it also includes a personal response
to Jett's autobiography Ain't Nothing as Sweet as My Baby.
Containing stories that have never before appeared in print,
Still in Love With You re-introduces Hank and Audrey Williams
they were, with all their flaws and beauty.