Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (9th May 1914 - 20th December 1999) ran away from home to escape a brutal stepfater when he was 12 years old and joined a fishing boat as a cabin boy. When he was 14, he ordered his first guitar from an Eatons Department Store catalogue for $5.95, and played his first show in a church basement in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia at age 16. He then sang in local clubs in and around Halifax. He married Minnie Blanche Aalders in 1935 and had one son, Rev. Jimmy Rodgers Snow. His autobiography, The Hank Snow Story, was published in 1994, and later The Hank Snow Country Music Centre opened near his ancestral home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Music Hall of Fame. As a victim of child abuse, he established the Hank Snow International Foundation For Prevention Of Child Abuse.
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