Hank Snow

Canadian musician (1914–1999)

Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music artist. He was very popular in the 1950s. His career lasted for more than 50 years. He recorded 140 albums and 85 singles.[1][2]

Hank Snow
Snow in 1963
Snow in 1963
Background information
Birth nameClarence Eugene Snow
Also known asHank, The Yodeling Ranger
Hank Snow, The Singing Ranger
Born(1914-05-09)May 9, 1914
Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada
DiedDecember 20, 1999(1999-12-20) (aged 85)
Madison, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry, honky tonk
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1936–1996
LabelsRCA Victor


  1. Neil Strauss. "Hank Snow, Country Singer is Dead at 85". New York Times. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. Hank Snow with Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. (1994) The Hank Snow Story: Hank Snow, the Singing Ranger. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press.


  • Wolfe, Charles. (1998). "Hank Snow". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 494–5.

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