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Host of "Hee Haw" a Country Icon (Created March 13, 2013)
Ask someone today to name a figurehead or symbol of country music, and depending on their age, the response is most likely to be this name – Roy Clark. The host of television's "Hee Haw" for more than 20 years, and a frequent guest host for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," Clark is a musician, performer and entertainer whose personality and presence have made him one of the most beloved icons of all time.
Clark's path appeared set in stone from childhood. He mastered a number of stringed instruments -- including banjo, guitar and mandolin – at an early age, and was performing in local venues and competitions by the age of 14. By his early 20's, he had been featured on local radio stations and television shows, and ultimately took his talents to the west coast. From there, he became the leader of Wanda Jackson's band, played regularly at the Frontier Hotel in Vegas, and consistently landed spots on both "The Tonight Show" and "The Beverly Hillbillies."
It's true that Clark had a handful of hits for a few different labels, but it was "Hee Haw" that made him a household name. The show began its run in 1969 on CBS, and soon was drawing upward of 30 million viewers. From there, his musical status took a back seat to the fact that Roy Clark was the most recognizable face in country music, even as "Hee Haw's" audience began a slow, steady decline into the early 80's.
With dozens of albums to his name, Clark was belatedly made a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1987. Some 22 years later, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. Finally, in 2011, he was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as Oklahoma's Music Ambassador for Children.
Roy Clark Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Play Hank Williams||1994|
Top 10 Roy Clark Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Yesterday When I Was Young||553||209|
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Roy Clark Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/28/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 02/27/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House
Roy Clark Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/12/2014 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 03/08/2014 Fairfield IA Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts 02/15/2014 Rama ON Casino Rama
Roy Clark Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/14/2013 Suttons Bay MI Leelanau Sands Casino 09/29/2013 Laughlin NV Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino 09/28/2013 Laughlin NV Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino 09/27/2013 Laughlin NV Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino 09/26/2013 Laughlin NV Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino 09/25/2013 Laughlin NV Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino 09/21/2013 Cedar Falls IA Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center 09/20/2013 Fairfield IA Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts 09/14/2013 Hinton OK Sugar Creek Casino 07/20/2013 Lula MS Isle of Capri Lula Casino 06/21/2013 Mahnomen MN Shooting Star Casino 04/27/2013 Lancaster PA American Music Theatre 04/12/2013 Tulsa OK River Spirit Casino 02/23/2013 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 02/02/2013 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House
Roy Clark Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/04/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 12/03/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 11/25/2012 Saint Joseph MO Missouri Theater 11/23/2012 Topeka KS Topeka Performing Arts Center 11/16/2012 Branson MO Baldknobbers Theatre 11/15/2012 Branson MO Baldknobbers Theatre 11/14/2012 Branson MO Baldknobbers Theatre 10/26/2012 Deadwood SD Deadwood Mountain Grand 10/23/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 10/22/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 10/13/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 10/13/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 10/12/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 10/02/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 10/01/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 09/25/2012 Prince Albert SK EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts 09/24/2012 Winnipeg MB McPhillips Street Station Casino 09/23/2012 Thunder Bay ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 09/22/2012 Grand Rapids MN Myles Reif Performing Arts Center 09/18/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 09/17/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 09/14/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 09/11/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 09/10/2012 Branson MO Tri-Lakes Center 09/02/2012 Riverside IA Riverside Casino & Golf Resort 09/01/2012 Larchwood IA Grand Falls Casino Resort 04/27/2012 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/13/2012 Catoosa OK The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Roy Clark Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/02/2011 Biloxi MS IP Casino Resort and Spa 08/06/2011 Rama ON Casino Rama 07/23/2011 Fayetteville GA Southern Ground Amphitheater 05/14/2011 Alexandria VA Birchmere Music Hall 05/13/2011 Gettysburg PA Majestic Theater 05/08/2011 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater 03/11/2011 Bow WA Skagit Valley Casino 03/11/2011 Bow WA Skagit Valley Casino 03/05/2011 Las Vegas NV Boulder Station Hotel 03/04/2011 La Mirada CA La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Roy Clark Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 07/02/2010 Dallas TX Meyerson Symphony Center 02/19/2010 Stafford TX Stafford Centre
Roy Clark Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 10/11/2009 Joliet IL Rialto Square Theatre