Hank Smith

Hank Smith

Birth
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 20 Oct 2002 (aged 68)
Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Memorial ID 6883004 · View Source
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Musician. Born Heinz Theodor Schmitz, he relocated to Canada in 1957 and established himself as a popular country music artist. In 1963, he formed the band Wild Rose Country and recorded ten albums. Twelve of Smith's singles made the Canadian Country Music Chart and his album "Country My Way", included four number 1 hits on it's own. He was the founding president of the Canadian Country Music Association and for his achievements in country music, he was named to the Order of Canada in 1995.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6883004
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hank Smith (15 Sep 1934–20 Oct 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6883004, citing Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .