Hank Snow

Hank Snow

About Hank Snow

Clarence Eugene 'Hank' Snow (May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music artist. He charted more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. This total includes the number 1 hits 'I'm Moving On', 'The Golden Rocket', 'I Don't Hurt Anymore', 'Let Me Go, Lover!', 'I've Been Everywhere', and 'Hello Love' as well as other top ten hits. He is a member of both the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Music Hall of Fame. Snow was born in Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He ran away from home to escape a brutal stepfather when he was 12 years old and joined a fishing boat as a cabin boy. When he was 14, he ordered his first guitar from an Eaton's department store catalogue for $5.95, and played his first show in a church basement in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia at age 16. He then sang in local clubs in and around Halifax. He married Minnie Blanche Aalders in 1935 and had one son, Rev. Jimmy Rodgers Snow.

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