Country's Hank Snow Dead At 85

Singer renowned for 1950 hit "I'm Movin' On."

Country singer Hank Snow, a fixture of the Grand Ole Opry for more

than five decades, died Monday morning (Dec. 20) at his home north of

Nashville, the Associated Press reported. He was 85. Nicknamed

"the singing ranger," Snow had his biggest hit in 1950 with "I'm Movin'

On." The song became one of the most popular country singles of all time,

and was covered by Elvis Presley on his acclaimed From Elvis

in Memphis (1969) album. Snow was born Clarence Eugene Show in Nova

Scotia, Canada, and moved to the United States in the 1940s with a singing

style influenced by Jimmie Rodgers. His hits, including "Golden

Rocket" and "I Don't Hurt Anymore," made an impact on musicians beyond

country music, including Bob Dylan. Snow's tongue-twister geography

single "I've Been Everywhere" was covered by Johnny Cash on his

1996 album Unchained.