A CONVERSATION WITH THE LEGENDARY ROY CLARK
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. Roy Clark is coming to our own Texas Opry Theater on June 24, 2017 at 7pm. Roy will be playing and singing with his own Super Picker Band, telling stories about his life and career, and will be taking questions from the audience. Highly regarded as a guitarist and banjo player, Clark is also skilled in classical guitar and several other instruments. He’s recognized as one of the world’s finest multi-instrumentalists and one of the first cross-over artists to land singles on both the pop and country charts.
The Texas Opry Theater located at 315 York Ave. in Weatherford is proud to have been chosen as one of the few venues in the country to host one of few personal appearance events that the Legendary ROY CLARK will make this year. Local Hank FM 92.1 Radio Personality Joe Bielinski, known as the Mayor of Country Music, will be the Moderator on stage with Roy Clark. Joe’s vast knowledge of Country Music and about Roy Clark’s contributions to the industry will be sure to make this show highly informative and entertaining.
For more than fifty years, Roy Clark has pursued a middle-of-the-road musical approach, offering audiences an accessible country sound, pop standards, bluegrass tunes, movie themes, gospel favorites, and jazz numbers. A Conversation with Roy Clark is an intimate and highly entertaining journey thru the life of a legend told by the man who lived it. Hearing how meager, yet determined, beginnings turned onto a road that took him from Hollywood to behind the Iron Curtain, makes this story compelling and fascinating.
This is a man who is internationally respected and honored for his musical talents and his highly entertaining presentation. As co-host of the long-running Hee Haw TV series, guest host for The Tonight Show, memorable moments on the Beverly Hillbillies and one of the first country artists to tour the Soviet Union, he has symbolized country music at home and abroad.
Along the way, Roy met and worked with so many greats of show business and has endless tales to tell from those experiences. A Conversation with Roy Clark is a humorous and enlightening time spent with a beloved icon of entertainment.
“A Conversation with Roy Clark” is an up close and personal evening with Roy Clark. Come listen to the stories from Hee Haw, the Beverly Hillbillies, the Grand Ole’ Opry, the Tonight Show, meeting Elvis, and of course, all the other musical legends he has met along the way. Roy will give you the audience a rare look back at his life and memories. This is an amazing opportunity to have, as well as, listen to a few of Roy Clark’s anecdotes.
He has headlined some of the world’s most prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Grand Palace in Brussels and the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow!
A partial timeline and list of his many awards and accomplishments include:
1947-1948: Won the national banjo championship at age 14 and again at 15.
1950: First appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 17.
1962: ‘The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark’. (His 1st album)
1969: ‘Hee Haw!’
1969: ‘Yesterday, When I Was Young,’ (#9 country hit. #19 pop hit)
1970: Comedian of the Year.
1970: ‘I Never Picked Cotton,’ ‘Thank God and Greyhound’
1972: ‘The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter-Revolution Polka’
1973: Entertainer of the Year.
1973: ‘Come Live with Me’. (#1 record)
1974: ‘Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow’, ‘Honeymoon Feelin’
1975-1976: Instrumental Group of the Year Award (with banjoist Buck Trent)
1976: ‘If I Had to Do It All Over Again’
1976: First American artists to perform in the Soviet Union. (He considers this the highlight of his career)
1977-1978, 1980: Instrumentalist of the Year
1982: His rendition of ‘Alabama Jubilee’ earned him a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
1983: Opened ‘The Roy Clark Celebrity Theater’ in Branson, Missouri. (1st artist to do so)
1987: He joined the Grand Ole Opry. (63rd member of the Grand Ole Opry)
2009: Roy Clark was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
7 CMA Awards
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Member of the Gibson (Guitar) Hall of Fame.
Member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
First country artist inducted into The Entertainers Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
Winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Pioneer Award.
Winner of the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian of the Year Award.
On April 15, 2017, Roy turned 84 years old. He and wife Barbara live in Oklahoma where he finds time to fish, fly his airplanes and ride motorcycles. At one time Roy Clark would be on the road 300 days a year; he’s even been hospitalized for exhaustion. Today that number is considerably less but it’s not from a lack of trying.
“I’m supposed to be slowing down,” “But if I am, it’s not obvious to me yet.”
Reserved seat tickets are $40-$65