Mike Snider (musician)

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Mike Snider
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Mike Snider at the Grand Ole Opry in 2007.
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Micheal Snider
Born(1961-05-30) May 30, 1961 (age 53)
Gleason, Tennessee
GenresBluegrass
OccupationsMusician, humorist
InstrumentsBanjo
Years active1977–present
LabelsTater Town
Websitewww.themikesnider.com
 
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This article is about the country music singer and humorist. For the Mad Magazine author, see Mike Snider.
Mike Snider
Mike Snider crop.jpg
Mike Snider at the Grand Ole Opry in 2007.
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Micheal Snider
Born(1961-05-30) May 30, 1961 (age 53)
Gleason, Tennessee
GenresBluegrass
OccupationsMusician, humorist
InstrumentsBanjo
Years active1977–present
LabelsTater Town
Websitewww.themikesnider.com

Mike Snider, (born May 5, 1961), is an American bluegrass banjo player and humorist. He learned to play banjo at the age of 16. Although he is well known for irreverent humor, he is a well respected banjo player. Much of his comedy is based on stories about his wife, Sabrina, referred to as Sweetie.[1][2]

Musical career[edit]

In 1983 Snider won the National Banjo Championship, at the Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, Kansas.[3][4] He was asked to appear on the Grand Ole Opry as a guest artist in 1984.[1][4] On June 2, 1990 he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, by country comedian Minnie Pearl.[1][4] He was a cast member on the variety show Hee Haw from 1990–1996.[2][4] From 1991–1998 Snider performed at Opryland USA.[1][2] Snider still performs regularly on the Grand Ole Opry.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Snider still lives in Gleason, Tennessee. He is married to Sabrina Snider. The couple has two children, Katie Lynn and Blake.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mike Snider". Grand Ole Opry. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mike Snider". Rovi Corp. 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "National Bluegrass Banjo Championship Archives - All Winners". Walnut Valley Festival. 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Jones, Loyal (2008), Country Music Humorists and Comedians (1st ed.), University of Illinois Press, pp. 333, 334, ISBN 978-0252033698