Hank Smith (singer)

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Hank Smith
Born (1934-09-15)September 15, 1934
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Died October 19, 2002(2002-10-19) (aged 68)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1963–1999
Labels Quality
Associated acts Wild Rose Country

Hank Smith C.M. (September 15, 1934 – October 19, 2002)[1] was a Canadian country music singer.

He was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and moved to Canada in 1957. He founded the band Wild Rose Country in 1963 and recorded ten albums.[1] Twelve of Smith's singles made the RPM Country Tracks charts, including five which went to Number One.

Hank Smith was the founding president of the Academy of Country Music Entertainment in 1976, now the Canadian Country Music Association.[2]

Smith was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994.[3]

Chart singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions[4]
CAN Country CAN AC
1970 "Sharing the Good Life" 42
"Morgen" 44
"Sweet Dreams of Yesterday" 1
1971 "The Final Hour" 1 31
"Where Do We Go from Here" 1
1972 "Together Again" 1 7
"Take Me Home" 19 20
1973 "But Tomorrow There's Another Day" 18 22
1975 "Everybody's Going to the Country" 1
"If You Don't Laugh, I Promise I Won't Cry" 15
1976 "Give Me a Country Song" 29
1978 "Baby Sittin' with the Blues" 57


  1. ^ a b "Hank Smith biography". Canadian Country Music Association. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Country Music Association". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Order of Canada: Hank Smith". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Search results for Hank Smith". RPM. Retrieved 7 October 2010.