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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 May 1914Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date of Death 20 December 1999Madison, Tennessee, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameClarence Eugene Snow
Nicknames The Singing Ranger
The Yodeling Ranger

Mini Bio (1)

Hank Snow was born on May 9, 1914 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada as Clarence Eugene Snow. He was married to Minnie Blanch Aalders. He died on December 20, 1999 in Madison, Tennessee, USA.

Spouse (1)

Minnie Blanch Aalders (2 September 1935 - 20 December 1999) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Country singer and songwriter.
Though he first recorded for RCA Victor in 1936, it wasn't until 1949 when he had his first major country hit with "Marriage Vow."
His 1950 hit, "I'm Moving On," spent 21 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's country charts, one of just three songs to accomplish that feat. He nearly repeated that incredible feat in 1954 with his 20-week No. 1, "I Don't Hurt Anymore."
His other No. 1 hits included "Golden Rocket" (1950); "The Rhumba Boogie" (1951); "I've Been Everywhere" (1962); and "Hello Love" (1974). Other major hits included "Fool Such as I" (1953); "Beggar into a King" (1961); and "Ninety Miles An Hour (Down a Dead End Street)" (1963).
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1979.
Father of minister Jimmie Rodgers Snow, named after Hank's idol, Jimmie Rodgers; who was the original "Singing Brakeman", a popular song artist who recorded train and other "country western" oriented music in the teens and twenties before the musical genre was identified as such.
Singer of "Lili Marlene" in USA & Canada.
Father of Jimmy Snow
Recorded with legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland.

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