• Country Music Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2276

    Country Music Sale

    3 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33


    Price Realised  


    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A pre-1950 mustard lace-up stage shirt by Nudie featuring aqua colored embellishments and a topless Nudie tag in the collar.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Hank Snow first heard Jimmie Rodgers on the radio when he was a young teenager. At that early age he knew he wanted not only to match the talents of the Father of Country Music but also surpass his success. Starting all the way in Canada, Hank Snow was one of the few country artists to continue the train-song tradition established by Jimmie Rodgers. With a long and prosperous career Hank Snow was probably best known for his rich, easy and articulate voice, his skillful mastery of the guitar and of course, his bespoke Nudie suits. Between 1949 and 1980 Hank Snow saw no fewer than eighty-five of his singles reach the Billboard charts.