It’s been more than 50 years since Hank Williams recorded the iconic country tune “Hey Good Lookin’” and since it’s release on June 22, 1951, nearly every artist in every genre has given it a whirl at some point. That makes sense, too, because even when Hank wrote it, it wasn’t intended specifically for him. Originally written for his buddy Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank decided to cut the song himself.
Yet, one of the best covers of the iconic song occurred on the CMA Awards stage back in 2004. Musical legends such as Jimmy Buffet, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Clint Black all traded licks and lyrics on “Hey Good Lookin’.”
It was like watching the Hall of Fame virtually come to life!
Very, very few songs are special enough to outlive their creators. “Hey Good Lookin’” is one of them.