On this day August 11, 2008

Don Helms a steel guitarist best known as the steel guitar player of Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys died aged 81. Helms was a featured musician on over 100 Hank Williams recordings and went on to play on many classic country hits, including Patsy Cline’s Walking After Midnight, Stonewall Jacksons Waterloo, the Louvin Brothers Cash on the Barrelhead, Lefty Frizzells Long Black Veil and Loretta Lynns Blue Kentucky Girl.
Source: This Day in Country

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