“Your Cheatin’ Heart” is an iconic country music song written and recorded by the legendary singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1952, just a few months before his untimely death at the age of 29. The song was one of Williams’ biggest hits, reaching the top of the country music charts after its release.
The song is a classic country ballad, with Williams singing about a lover who has been unfaithful and warning that ‘Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you.’ The song’s lyrics are full of heartbreak and regret, with Williams singing lines like “Your cheatin’ heart will make you weep/ You’ll cry and cry and try to sleep.” The song describes the pain and betrayal that he feels, as well as his determination to move on and find someone who will be faithful and true.
Charley Pride Performing “Your Cheatin’ Heart” via YouTube Screen Grab
“Your Cheatin’ Heart” has since become a country music standard, covered by many artists over the years, and has been featured in numerous films and TV shows. It remains one of Hank Williams’s most enduring and beloved songs, and a testament to his legacy as one of the greatest country music artists of all time.
Charley Pride, who was a prominent country singer in the 1960s and 1970s, released a Hank Williams tribute album, reaching number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. As part of the Country’s Family Reunion cast, Pride performed “Your Cheatin’ Heart along with Hank Williams’s steel guitar player, Don Helms. Pride was known for his smooth baritone voice and his ability to connect with audiences through his heartfelt performances. Pride passed away on December 12, 2020, at the age of 86, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most successful and beloved country singers of all time.
Watch this video of Charley Pride and Don Helms perform “Your Cheatin’ Heart” from Country’s Family Reunion: Nashville. To see more videos, go to www.countryroadtv.com.