Gallipolis, OH: Hank Snow Fan Club, 1961-1966. Wraps. First Edition. Seven separate issues of the Hank Snow Fan Club News (Winter 1961, Fall 1962, Spring 1963, Summer 1963, Winter 1963, Winter 1964, Spring 1966). Unpag, 8 pp each. 8vo. Black and white fan club publication reports from fan club members report on attending a Hank Snow concert, and "A Message From" that starts each issue. The first six issues have a black ink notation at the upper right corner of each issue, "CM-30" Very Good.
Hank Snow (1914-1999) was an early and enduring star of the Grand Ole Opry. Best known for his hits, "I'm Moving On," " I Don't Hurt Anymore," and "I've Been Everywhere." Snow overcame a childhood of poverty and abuse to become one of the leading stars of country music in America, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1950, and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1979. Fan club publications were the primary way for stars to maintain a direct connection to fans; with the clubs run by fans, it required little work for stars beyond providing additional copy, tour dates, and occasional photographs.