Roy Clark

Roy Clark


4/15/1933, Meherrin,Virginia

Birth Name

Roy Linwood Clark


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Country Western singer-musician Roy Clark first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry at age 17, playing guitar and banjo. In 1955 he was a regular on The Jimmy Dean Show and continued to work in a band "The Texas Wildcats". Roy was first introduced to a national audience…more


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  • A true legend

    The reason I wanted a guitar in the first place was because of Roy Clark. He's done variety shows, talk shows & a game show (Hollywood Squares).

    Roy was a pioneer when he was the first country performer to headline the Las Vegas strip as well as perform in Russia (1976 & 1988).

    His 23 years of Hee Haw was well worth it, playing the poet laurette George Strawberry & the owner of Empty Arms Hotel.

    In 1992, he came to Houston to do a Broadway play called Paint Your Wagon. While in Houston, he made an appearance on the Ron Stone Show (local talk show seen on KPRC-2 NBC). On that show, I finally talked to Roy Clark on the telephone; roasting his efforts & mentioned about his 1984 concert @ the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. I ended by saying, "You're the country edition of New Kids On The Block!" All that in a 45 second conversation with Roy.moreless