Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere, is a song written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, and popularised by Lucky Starr and Hank Snow in 1962.
The song as originally written listed Australian towns. It was later adapted by Australian singer Rolf Harris with British toponyms (1963), and by John Hore (later known as John Grenell) with New Zealand toponyms (1966). In 1962, the song was a number-one US country hit for Hank Snow, and #68 on the Hot 100. The song was also recorded by Lynn Anderson (US 1970), Asleep at the Wheel (US 1973), Stompin’ Tom Connors (Canada 1971), Johnny Cash (US 1996), Ted Egan, the “Farrelly Brothers” from the television series The Aunty Jack Show (Australia 1974, a parody version, on the album Aunty Jack Sings Wollongong), John Grenell (NZ 1966), Mike Ford (Canada, 2005), The Sunny Cowgirls and the Statler Brothers. Harvey Reid also included the song in his Dreamer or Believer album. In 2021, supergroup L.A. Rats, which consists of Rob Zombie, Nikki Sixx, John 5, and Tommy Clufetos, covered the song for Netflix film, The Ice Road.
Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere
From the album I’ve Been Everywhere
B-side “Ancient History”
Released September 1962
Recorded 27 June 1962
Label RCA Victor 47-8072
Songwriter(s) Geoff Mack
Producer(s) Chet Atkins