Your Cheatin’ Heart

Episode Air Date: December 28, 2016
Artist: Hank Williams
Recording Title: Your Cheatin' Heart


While telling his future bride about his former’s infidelities, he cried out that one day Audrey’s “Cheatin’ Heart” would pay. A hit was born, and, probably, so was a discussion re: whether or not he was really over his ex-wife.

MGM released the song in January 1953, just weeks after Hank’s death at age 29. In 2004 “Your Cheatin’ Heart” was named #1 in CMT’s list of the 40 Greatest “Done-Me Wrong Songs”.

This episode was co-written by Alexis Lisser, part of the Sound Beat Class Partnership. Find out more right now at

Sound Beat is produced at the Belfer Audio Archive, Syracuse University Libraries.

I’m Brett Barry.


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