Roy Clark At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born in April of 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia, Roy Clark is a country music artist best known for hosting the nationally televised country variety show Hee Haw for over twenty years. He has been a prominent figure in the country music industry both as a performer and for helping to popularize the genre. He began playing the banjo, the guitar and the mandolin at age fourteen and, by fifteen, won two National Banjo Championships and world banjo/guitar flatpick championships. In 1955, he became a regular on Jimmy Dean’s Washington, D.C. television program and in 1960 he moved to Las Vegas to work as a guitarist in a band led by the former West Coast Western Swing bandleader-comedian Hank Penny. He also was in the backing band for Wanda Jackson, the Party Timers. In 1987, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.