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 arrangements. Mike Snider on stage at The Opry
Mike’s show is exciting, funny, moving, easy-going, but above all, honest—from his heart.