Hank Thompson: Seven Decades

Country music pioneer Hank Thompson, whose musical career encompasses 53 years and 60 million records sold, is back with an album, "Seven Decades", that is true to his own artistic vision. The album is based on Thompson’s solid songwriting, sense of humor, and the vibrant combination of western swing and honky tonk that brought him to prominence in the 50’s and 60’s.
Seven Decades
Released: 7/18/2000
Label: No Label
Genre: Country
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Seven Decades
Country legend Hank Thompson is back. In his mid-70’s he’s still going strong with his customized blend of western swing and honky tonk.
Travis-Style Picking
Guitar innovator Merle Travis was a dear friend and musical mentor to Hank Thompson. Merle’s son, Tom Bresh, plays like his dad, and his guitar work is key to the overall sound of the album.
The "Singing Brakeman" and the "Singing Cowboy"
The country blues of Jimmy Rogers and the singing and playing of Gene Autry inspired Hank Thompson’s music.
Medicine Man
This song describes the long gone days of the medicine shows which Hank Thompson used to attend while growing up in El Paso, Texas.
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