The Last Ride, a movie depicting the final days of Hank Williams, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 6th through Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, but you can win a copy right here on Saving Country Music by leaving the name of your favorite Hank Williams song in the comments section below.
Starring Henry Thomas (the kid from ET), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson, and Fred Tolobowsky, The Last Ride follows the last 72 hours of Hank’s life as he rode in the back his 1951 powder blue Cadillac convertible. It is the powerful tale of country music’s original bad boy. The man, the myth and the music come together when Williams travels from Alabama to a series of New Year’s shows in West Virginia and Ohio. This remarkable journey leads straight into the heart and soul of the legendary performer…as he takes one last shot at redemption.
Fans of Hank Williams have waited patiently for news of when the movie would be available to the public since 2011 when information about the film first began to surface. Last year the movie saw a limited theatrical release in 15 select cities, but the new Blu-ray/DVD release will be the first time the film is made available to everyone. The soundtrack for the movie featuring 22 Hank songs sung by various artists was released on June 19th, 2012.
Saving Country Music will give away two exclusive copies of the movie to randomly selected readers who leave a comment below with their favorite Hank Williams song. And if you can’t list just one, list as many as you want! Make sure you sign in to the comments section with your REAL email address so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
(6-3-2012) – Congratulations to Adam Hook and Doombuggy, both of which were randomly-selected to receive copies of The Last Ride. Thanks to everyone who participated, and keep an eye out for a review of the movie coming soon from Saving Country Music!