Freddie Hart

The music career of Loachapoka native Freddie Hart (1926- ) began in 1948 when he met Hank Williams Sr. in Los Angeles in 1948 after serving in World War II. Through Williams, Hart joined influential honky tonk musician Lefty Frizzell's band. His first hit was "The Wall" for Columbia Records in 1959. Hart won the Country Music Association Song of the Year in 1971 and 1972 with "Easy Lovin'."

Courtesy of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame