Hank Snow

Inducted in 1979

Clarence Eugene “Hank” Snow was born on May 9, 1914, in the sleepy fishing village of Brooklyn, Queens County, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore just down the tracks from Liverpool.

His professional career started in 1933 with his own show on Halifax’s CHNS Radio. He changed his name to “Hank, The Yodeling Ranger” because it sounded more Western. Throughout the 1930s and ’40s, he toured the Maritimes and Western Canada, playing at county fairs and local radio stations.

Career Highlights


Publishes autobiography, The Hank Snow Story.


Inducted into Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.


Creates the Hank Snow Foundation for Child Abuse.


Releases Reminiscing with Chet Atkins.

Quick Fact

Snow became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1950, regularly performing for more than four decades.


Achieves first number one single with “I’m Movin’ On”.


Signs recording contract with RCA Victor.


Begins first radio show, Clarence Snow and his Guitar, on Halifax’s CHNS-FM.

Video Background


Quick Fact

Hank Snow Performs Ninety Miles An Hour (Down A Dead End Street)
Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys perform “Ninety Miles An Hour (Down A Dead End Street)” on The Jimmy Dean Show.