Tom Hiddleston Sings Hank Williams Hits in ‘I Saw the Light’ Biopic


By Erin Duvall 

The soundtrack for the upcoming Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light, will be released on March 25.  Tom Hiddleston, who played the villain Loki in the Avengers and Thor films, plays the country legend and recorded Williams’ classics for the film. Hiddleston is joined by the Saddle Spring Boys on new versions of “Hey Good Lookin’,” “Move it on Over,” “Jambalaya,” “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Honky Tonkin’.”

To prepare for his role, Hiddleston worked with country singer and soundtrack album co-producer Rodney Crowell. “After nearly a month spent collaborating with this gifted artist, I’m as respectful of the man’s work ethic as I’m mystified by his transformational skills,” Crowell said. “Without a doubt, the filmmakers chose the right actor for the job.”

Related: Watch the Trailer for Hank Williams’ Biopic ‘I Saw The Light’

In addition to Hiddleston’s versions of classic Williams tunes, the soundtrack includes songs from other artists of the time period (see the full track listing below).

I Saw the Light, directed by Marc Abraham is based on the book Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott and William MacEwen, and follows the singer-songwriter’s rise to fame to his tragic death on New Year’s Day 1953, at the age of 29.

I Saw the Light opens in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville on March 25 and nationwide on April 1. Pre-order the soundtrack here.

I Saw the Light  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track List:

1. “Hey Good Lookin'” – Tom Hiddleston & the Saddle Spring Boys
2. “Move it on Over” – Tom Hiddleston & the Saddle Spring Boys
3. “Anytime” – Eddy Arnold
4. “Field Hand Man” – The Delmore Brothers
5. “Jambalaya” – Tom Hiddleston & the Saddle Spring Boys
6. “The Tennessee Waltz” – Jo Stafford
7. “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It” – Tom Hiddleston &the Saddle Spring Boys
8. “That’s What’s Knockin’ Me Out” – Tom Hiddleston &the Saddle Spring Boys
9. “Santa Baby” – Eartha Kitt
10. “Why Don’t You Love Me” – Tom Hiddleston & the Saddle Spring Boys
11. “Please Don’t Let Me Love You” – George Morgan
12. “Honky Tonkin'” – Tom Hiddleston & the Saddle Spring Boys
13. “Lovesick Blues” – Emmett Miller

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