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Hank Thompson

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Musician(s)
Hank Thompson
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Biographical data
Other NamesHenry William Thompson
Date of BirthSeptember 3, 1925
Date of DeathNovember 6, 2007
Involvement in Fallout series
GamesFallout: New Vegas
External links
WikipediaHank Thompson
 
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Henry William Thompson (September 3, 1925 – November 6, 2007), known professionally as Hank Thompson, was an American country music entertainer.

Career

Thompson's career spanned seven decades and he sold more than 60 million records worldwide. His musical style, characterized as honky tonk Western swing, was a mixture of fiddles, electric guitar and steel guitar that featured his distinctive, smooth baritone vocals.

His backing band, The Brazos Valley Boys, was voted the top Country Western band for 14 years in a row by Billboard. The primary difference between his music and that of Bob Wills was that Thompson, who used the swing beat and instrumentation to enhance his vocals, discouraged the intense instrumental soloing from his musicians that Wills encouraged; however, the "Hank Thompson sound" exceeded Bob Wills in Top 40 country hits.

Although not as prominent on the top county charts in later decades, Thompson remained a recording artist and concert draw well into his 80s.

Credits

Fallout series

YearTitleCredited as/for
2010Fallout: New Vegas"Hangover Heart" (unused)
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