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.