Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight to Feature Roy Clark [VIDEO]
Remember Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 am, Sunday morning, March 12th -- move your clocks ahead one hour.
This week we turn the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight to Roy Clark.
Clark was born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia and lived his teenage years in Southeast Washington D.C. where his dad worked in the Washington Navy Yard. At first, he pursued a sporting career as a baseball player and then a boxer before dedicating himself to music.
Most of us will always remember Clark as a host of “Hee Haw” which he hosted in 1969 with Buck Owens at first on network television, but continued to run in syndication for a total of almost 25 years. Clark is one of the few surviving regular male cast members from the show.
Clark's hits include “The Tips of my Fingers,” “Yesterday When I was Young” reaching number nine on the country chart, “Come Live with Me” his only number one hit in March 1973 and “Honeymoon Feeling.”
Clark is a true country entertainer, worked on the Jimmy Dean and George Hamilton IV TV shows, acted in the Beverly Hillbillies TV series and hosted the “Tonight Show” for Johnny Carson several times. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1987, won the CMA Award in 1973 for Entertainer of the Year.
Clark is married to his wife Barbara, whom he married in 1957 and have four children. The Clarks have lived for many years in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Join me loyal country classic fans at 11 am Sunday, March 12th at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online or listen live on your phone and download our new app.
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