Though he was experimenting with the new genre, he hadn't abandoned country and he continued to regularly chart in the country Top Ten until 1965 with hits like "Big Wheels" (number seven, 1958), "Miller's Cave" (number nine, 1960), "Beggar to a King" (number five, 1961), "I've Been Everywhere" (number one, 1962), and "Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)" (number two, 1963).  Minnie died on May 12, 2003, in Madison, Tennessee.. For the next few years, he sang around Nova Scotia before finally mustering the courage to travel to Halifax in 1933. I'm looking for two 10" LPs Hank Snow Country Classics. Though Elvis' appearance at the Opry was ill-received, Snow continued to push Presley to move toward country, and Hank was quite upset when Parker took complete control of Elvis' management around 1955. 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. Find Hank Snow credit information on AllMusic. Around 1954, Snow formed a booking agency with Colonel Tom Parker, who would later become infamous for being Elvis Presley's manager. In Canada, he was ten times voted that country's top country music performer. In 1994, Snow published his autobiography, The Hank Snow Story. Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Ashley MacIsaac, Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris, among others, have covered his music. Between 1951 and the end of 1955, Snow had a remarkable 24 Top Ten hits, including the massive hit single "I Don't Hurt Anymore," which spent 20 weeks at number one in 1954. Snow was very upset with the label's treatment of him, as well as the direction that country music was taking, claiming that "80 percent of today's country music is a joke and not fit to listen to." , As a performer of traditional country music, Snow won numerous 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. In 1957 he joined the Wilburn Brothers' band, became partners with them in Wil-Helm Talent Agency, and appeared on their TV show ("The Wilburn Brother's Show"). Tired of the abuse, Snow ran away from home when he was 12 years old, joining a fishing boat. Snow landed a weekly unpaid appearance on CHNS' Down on the Farm, where he was billed as both the cowboy Blue Yodeller and Clarence Snow and His Guitar. "No more fishing trips for me. Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music artist. By 1948, Snow was singing on The Big D Jamboree in Dallas, TX, where he befriended the honky tonk legend Ernest Tubb. Late the following year, he was stricken with a respiratory illness, yet he recovered in 1996, returning to the Grand Ole Opry in August of that year. That July, "I'm Moving On" began its remarkable ascent up the charts, eventually landing at number one and staying there for a full 21 weeks. Though he had become a star in Canada, the American market remained untapped. He also played in Halifax theatres before the movies started and performed, for $10 a week, on a CHNS musical show sponsored by a company that manufactured a popular laxative. Snow also appeared occasionally on the CBC's regional network. ), In Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville, Henry Gibson played a self-obsessed country star loosely based on Hank Snow. Hank Snow (born May 9, 1914, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada – died December 20, 1999, Madison, Tennessee, USA) was a Canadian country artist. He offered to pay Snow two dollars per wheel. After leaving Hank, Don became a member of Ray Price's band. Tubb pulled enough weight at the Grand Ole Opry to get Snow a slot on the show in early 1950, and by that time, RCA had agreed to record him for the American audience. For the next four years, he served as a cabin boy, often singing for the sailors onboard. 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! Since Snow's Saturday show had no sponsor, he wasn't paid for his performances, but he did manage to earn money playing halls and clubs in towns where people had heard him on the radio.  After divorcing his father, Hank's mother married Charles Tanner in 1930. , Snow's fishing trips went well until August 1930, when the schooner he was sailing on got caught in ferocious winds that blew it uncontrollably toward Sable Island, known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" because the crews of ships wrecked there rarely survived. "My debut was a big success," Snow writes. In the February 7, 1953 edition, Billboard Magazine reported that Snow's then seventeen-year-old son, Jimmy Rodgers Snow, had signed with RCA Victor and that the younger Snow would "record duets with his father", as well as cover his own (presumably ghost-written) material. In January 1968 Don became a member of Hank Williams Jr's band (The Cheating Hearts). Within a few weeks of hearing Rodgers, Snow ordered a cheap, mail-order guitar and tried to learn his idol's trademark blue yodel. 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