There is so little left to be said about such an icon in Country music. I reside just yards from Mr.Snows home stead, where the Hank Snow playground is located. As I go for a walk,I often think of his life, and how he had walked these same steps as I. And each time I enter the grounds of the former Liverpool station, I think of the times he sought refuge there, because of personal issues with his grand parents. He really never did forget his roots, and Nova Scotia in general.I had the good fortune to see a concert with Mr.Hank Snow, and Miss Carole Baker,another Queens County resident. Mr.Snows music always played at home when I was a child, and continues to be played to this very day..We are all so much richer for knowing the Hank Snow story,...and hearing his music....Thank-you...
I remember Hank coming to Victoria Park in Truro, NS during the 40's to give free shows, He had a horse with him and did some tricks with it, not sure but could have been cheyenne, a pinto. Have been a fan ever since. I think he put Martin Guitars on the map, and what! no commenderative issue??? comments please...
I have been a Hank Snow fan for as long as I can remember. I am 70. You could never mistake his so I guess that is why nobody tried.
thanks for all your good work in acknowledging Hank's lifetime accomplishments in country music.
I was in close contact with Hank at the age of three so I was told by my father . He explained that hank would come next door to where we lived at that time which was called leger's corner , now Dieppe. Hank would sing and play with friends all night. I would hear him sing and play on the radio at that time, as young as I was and have loved hank, his singing , and great picking on the guitar ever since. He would play guitar and sing to the people on main steet so my dad told me.What a treat that would have been had I been older at the time. I am 73 now and still feel the same about him , I miss not having him still here with us. God bless him .He's my hero of western music.
Grew up learning most of Hank's music on the guitar and performed many of his songs on the stage with Bob King, Bob Desmond. He was one of the very GREAT in Country Music. His guitar playing was exceptional !!
Thank you for all of your songs and awesome memories of my child hood. I am 48 years old and love singing your songs!!!
My husband Russ thought Hank was the greatest!! At the age of 10 my husband got his first guitar and started playing all Hank's songs. He became very good at the guitar, though he was an civil engineer by trade. One of his favorite songs was, With This Ring I thee Wed, which he sang and picked for me. My husband is now deceased but I play Hank's songs all the time and think of him. I hope they are playing together up above.
I can't say I really "got" Mr. Snow till the late 90s. He was somewhat before my time, but was one of the first names bandied about re: country music in my native Texas as a young boy in my family circles. Well, about once a year, I get the bug and go Hank Snow crazy. What a talent. What an awesome and inspiring talent. I can't get enough, from his unique way of interpreting Jimmy Rodgers to his latest recordings, Hank was some of country's purest sounds. Forever, Mr. Snow.
Today is December 20, 2011, and it is the 12th anniversary of when Hank passed away in 1999. I have been a fan of Hank's since the 1950's, and without a doubt, he is the greatest country music artist of all time. He will always be loved and missed by his countless fans.
Its unbelievable that he is gone,but I still sing and play his songs ,they will be around for a very long time
I grew up listening to Hank Snow because my grandpa and my dad liked him. He was a great singer and an even greater man. He is missed dearly around the world.
As a child i grew up watching the Grand Old Opera. As i read this story it brought lots of memories.
Hank is one of my all time favorite country music performers. One of the best
Juet got an album in the mail. I met him once in Burlington VT in the late 50's. A great entertainer, guitar player and a nice guy. I am 77 and he brings back some good old memories. Thank you for this web site!!
Hello to one of the all time greats. While watching Bob Ross " The best of the Joy of Painting" He spoke of his admiration for you.. I would also like to say thanks for the good old day of great music and song.
I was born in the mid 40's (the hopeful years) in eastern Nova Scotia and could tell stories which would bring a tear to a glass eye. There were many times when there was nothing on the table but elbows but it seemed, through it all, was the omnipresent Hank Snow music. You were the soundtrack of our youth, sir. May God bless.....
hank was my idol growing up in the 50s .IT was a time of very few cares for a youngster.Sleep well amigo,ADIOS.
great admirer of hank snow from my early career as a country singer myself. i performed many of hanks songs and narrations. he was one of my great idols. his music will live always. i spoke to hank personally in early 80s he offered one of his suits to be auctioned for the benefit of the late tex witters. hank ank never forgot his roots and always helped others less fortunate. jim ed huston
There will never, never, NEVER, be any singer or guitar picker as great as Hank Snow. He lives on and on in his wonderful music.