Mike Snider, who was born and lives in
Gleason, Tennessee, made his way on the country music scene in
the 1980's with his incomparable wit and stellar banjo
playing. Mike first worked his way into people's hearts
through his hundreds of spots on TNN's Nashville Now, and his
seven-year stay in the cornfield on "Hee Haw", a
syndicated television show. In addition to his
television work, Mike and his band entertained crowds for
seven years at Nashville's Opryland USA.
Mike's popularity ultimately garnered him a
membership among country music's elite - The Grand Ole Opry.
A Grand Ole Opry member since 1990, Mike continues to draw
laughter and entertain crowds with his music. Within the
last year, though, Mike has seen his dreams of musical
evolution come to fruition. He has assembled a band of
crack musicians who love to play real, heart-felt American
fiddle tunes as much as Mike does. This love for playing
has not gone unnoticed. Eddie Stubbs, Grand Ole Opry
announcer and 650 WSM Radio DJ, calls The Mike Snider String
Band, "The best string band in the nation."
Now, in addition to Mike's genuinely funny demeanor, crowds
have been raving about this group's music. The string
band has a distinctly great sound that comes from playing
traditional tunes from across the nation with fresh, engaging
Mike's show is exciting, funny, moving, easy-going, but above
all, honest---from his heart.