year of induction2009
place of birthMeherrin, Virginia
date of birthApril 15, 1933
One of country’s most beloved entertainers, Roy Clark has delighted crowds from small-town venues to Las Vegas showrooms with his singing, showmanship, instrumental prowess, and comedy. As co-host of the long-running Hee Haw TV series, guest host for The Tonight Show, and one of the first country artists to tour the Soviet Union, he has symbolized country music at home and abroad. For more than fifty years, he has pursued a middle-of-the-road musical approach, offering audiences an accessible country sound applied to country songs, pop standards, bluegrass tunes, movie themes, gospel favorites, and jazz numbers.