1914 - 1999
Clarence Eugene Snow was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia Canada, May 9th, 1914. His love for country music was a result of a strong enthusiasm for the Western Movies of the time.
He spent much of his youth working as a newspaper boy, cabin boy, fisherman, and insurance salesman prior to his on stage performances as an entertainer in area clubs.
In 1934 he was involved with a radio series where he took on the persona of "Hank, the Singing Ranger". Two years later he was signed to RCA Victor, a commitment he held for 45 years.
Although Hank had scored several hits in Canada, his first U.S. releases didn't occur until 1949. Combined with his regular appearances on the Grand Ol' Opry, he became a consistent chart maker with 61 country hits between 1950 and 1970, including some of his best know: "I've Been Everywhere", "Rhumba Boogie", and "I'm Movin' On".
Hank was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1979.
Hank Snow passed away December 20, 1999... He was 85.
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