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Hank Snow
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    (May 9, 1914-December 20, 1999)
    Born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Birth name was Clarence Eugene Snow
    Recorded the #1 country singles 'I'm Moving On' (1950), 'The Golden Rocket' (1950), 'Rhumba Boogie' (1951), 'I Don't Hurt Anymore' (1954), 'Let Me Go, Lover!' (1954), 'I've Been Everywhere' (1962) and 'Hello Love' (1974)
    Had 80 other singles make the Billboard country chart
    Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1979)
    He made his professional debut in blackface in a minstrel show.
    He changed his name when a radio announcer suggested ‘Hank’ would sound more country than ‘Clarence.’
    His first radio show was sponsored by a laxative, Crazy Water Crystals.
    He was nicknamed ‘the Yodeling Ranger.’
    He made an unsuccessful attempt to break into movies as a singing cowboy.
    He performed at campaign stops for presidential candidate George Wallace (1968).
    He was beaten by his stepfather.
    He was married to Minnie Aalders for 64 years until his death.
    His song ‘I’m Moving On’ topped the Billboard country singles chart a record-setting 21 weeks.
    He entertained troops in Vietnam (1966).
    He founded the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
    He was a regular at the Grand Ole Oprey well into the 1990s.
    Chet Atkins said he had ‘a special quality that makes him sound good even on a bad jukebox.’

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