Reg Smith was born in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia in 1924 and is Hank Snow's first cousin. He was very popular in the early 1950's. In April 1952 he joined the Hometown Jamboree in Truro and in 1953 formed the Melody 4 which consisted of Bob Gledney, Sandy MacDougal, and Max Wadden on fiddle. The group had a fifteen-minute show, twice a week, on nine different radio stations throughout Nova Scotia. Also in 1953, Reg appeared in the old Halifax Arena with Hank Snow during one of Hank's Maritime tours. Later in the year he signed with RCA Victor and cut his first four sides. Other releases appeared up until 1957. Cattle Records of Germany issued an LP of Reg's songs. He also had several RCA Victor and Bluebird Singles. His most popular song is "Atlantic Lullaby" written by his mother Cecil B. Smith. Other favorites include "Land of Evangeline" and "Broken Ring". Reg performed at several exhibitions and festivals throughout Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island including "Old Home Week" in Charlottetown.
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