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Roy Clark was the popular longtime host of TV’s Country Music variety show “Hee Haw.” He hosted the show from 1969 until 1997. Buck Owens co-hosted the show with Clark until 1986. Clark was instrumental in growing the popularity of Country Music. He was a renowned guitarist and banjo player who influenced countless Country Music stars including Brad Paisley.

Clark had a warm inviting persona that turned him into a TV star. He had a recurring guest role as businessman Roy Halsey on “The Beverly Hillbillies.” As the host of “Hee Haw,” he would perform in comedy skits and played with the Million Dollar Band.

Roy Clark and other Hee Haw stars in our gallery.

Clark’s biggest crossover song was 1969’s “Yesterday, When I Was Young,” which was his only top 40 hit, reaching number 19.

Clark started playing guitar, banjo, and mandolin as a teenager and won the World Banjo/Guitar Flatpick Championships. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 17.

Roy Clark's Best Moments on "Hee Haw" Video Gallery.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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He died at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 85.

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Published online on November 15, 2018 courtesy of Tributes.com
Roy Clark was the popular longtime host of TV's Country Music variety show "Hee Haw." He hosted the show from 1969 until 1997. Buck Owens co-hosted the show with Clark until 1986. Clark was... Read Obituary
Published online on November 20, 2018 courtesy of Tributes.com
Roy was born on April 15, 1933 and passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Roy was a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma at the time of passing. Read Obituary

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