Mike Snider At Grand Ole Opry
Mike Snider is a double threat: multi-instrumentalist and comedian. Snider has never lost touch with his country roots. He lives in his hometown, Gleason, Tennessee, where he learned to play banjo as a teen. Snider was declared the National Bluegrass Banjo Champion when he was 23. Shortly thereafter he was invited to play at the Grand Ole Opry. Nearly the entire population of Gleason was at the Opry to watch their friend and neighbor perform. Snider's fame grew when he made some TV appearances on Nashville Now and began fine-tuning his comedy act. Snider's Tennessean drawl and jokes about small town country life endeared him to audiences, and he became a member of Hee Haw.