In Memory of Roy Clark

The country icon passed away Thursday at 85

November 15, 2018
Roy Clark and Brad Paisley perform during the 50th Country Music Association Awards at Bridgestone Arena.

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Today the country community received incredibly sad news about one of its greatest pioneers; Roy Clark, the 7-time CMA award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, member of the Grand Ole Opry, Grammy winner & legendary host of the country music variety show "Hee Haw," passed away today (Thursday, 11/15/18) at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to his publicist, Roy Clark died of complications due to pneumonia. He was 85 years old.

The tributes to the country legend quickly began pouring in, filled with sweet memories & stories of many artists' first introductions to country music directly because of Roy Clark.