Based in the Nashville area, Colin Escott is one of the world's leading experts on country music history. Among his many accomplishments, he co-wrote and co-produced Hank Williams' "Honky Tonk Blues" for PBS in 2004, and was a series consultant and co-writer for BBC-TV's highly acclaimed series on country music "Lost Highway" (2002). His music journalism has been published in two volumes, and he has worked with numerous music legends, including Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash.
An impressive book... Probably the definitive word on Hank Williams' life - Boston GlobeOur best look yet into Williams' pained, piercing eyes... Escott has peeled away the layers of legend - Philadelphia EnquirerDeftly written and ably researched - NewsweekEscott mixes careful reporting, a sympathetic viewpoint, and wry and occasionally cutting humour in a blend that makes for fast and interesting reading - Boston Globe