Hank Snow

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Hank Snow (born May 9, 1914, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada – died December 20, 1999, Madison, Tennessee, USA) was a Canadian country artist. Recording 140 albums in a 50 year plus career, Snow had a clear baritone voice, played guitar, and was an accomplished songwriter. Among his more than 85 singles to hit the Billboard country charts between 1950 and 1980 were the #1 self-penned "I'm Moving On" and "The Golden Rocket" The former "I'm Moving On" tying a chart record by spending 21 long weeks at the #1 position. His story of great hardship to big time success is motivational, and Snow is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

In 2017 Hank Snow Was played by pokey lafarge in the CMT Series "Sun Records", and by David Wenham in the 2022 film "Elvis".

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Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music guitarist, singer and songwriter. Most popular in the 1950s, his career spanned more than 50 years. He recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. His number-one hits include the self-penned songs "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket", and "The Rhumba Boogie"; and famous versions of "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", "Hello Love", as well as other top 10 hits.As a songwriter he dealt with a wide range of emotions including the joys of freedom and travel as well as the anguish of tortured love. His music was rooted in his beginnings in small-town Nova Scotia where, as a frail, 80-pound (36 kg) youngster, he endured extreme poverty, physical and psychological abuse as well as physically punishing labour during the Great Depression. His mother provided the emotional support and encouraged him to follow his dream of becoming an entertainer like his idol, country star Jimmie Rodgers.Snow won a number of music awards and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Hank Snow Museum in Liverpool, Nova Scotia celebrates his life and work.