Such was his influence in Music City and beyond that Rose was one of the first three inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The song outdid the A-side, 'Why Should We Try Anymore,' on the country charts.
It was the song that began Hank's chart-topping country sequence.
Just 12 days after he entered the country chart with 'I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive,' Hank was dead.
Willie Nelson is set to release a second instalment in his Willie's Stash series of achival albums, featuring his sons Lukas and Micah
An album of unreleased performances by country giant George Jones, recorded with Roy Acuff's backing band the Smoky Mountain Boys, is just out on Rounder.
New chart entries kept coming despite Hank's sad demise, with 'Kaw-Liga' and 'Your Cheatin' Heart' both hitting the country chart of 21 February 1953.
'Moanin' The Blues,' which entered the country chart on 18 November 1950, became Hank's next No. 1 in the last week of the year.