Hank Snow

Date: 1968 March 14
Length: 21 min.
Call Number: OH371

Biography

Country music performer. Born May 9, 1914. Died December 20, 1999. Full name: Clarence Eugene Snow. Canadian-born country star. Career active 1930s-1980s. Known for his tradition-oriented, fiddle-and-steel sound, distinctive nasal voice, and western costumes. Emerged as a major star on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1950s. Recorded for RCA 1930s-1970s. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1968 March 14
(21 minutes)
Country performer Hank Snow gives an overview of his life story. Discussion includes a brief account of his childhood; and overview of his career; his musical influences; Canadian country artists; his family; origin of the name “The Singing Ranger”; and his advice for aspiring performers.