It was recently announced that the historical marker proposed for the former site of Herzog Studios (811 Race St., current downtown home to CityBeat’s offices) has been approved. Thanks to the hard work of the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation, Brian Powers and others, the marker will be installed at the site — where Hank Williams recorded trademark tunes like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” and artists like Flatt & Scruggs and The Delmore Brothers also worked — on Nov. 22, the day of the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. —-
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Herzog was where Williams — one of the true icons of popular music — recorded “Lovesick Blues” in 1948 with WLW’s Pleasant Valley Boys, leading to wider popularity and an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. (“I’m So Lonesome” was recorded in a second session the following summer.) Yet another vital piece of musical history, right here in our own backyard.