Clark is one of the great entertainers in the world.
A master of all stringed instruments, Roy also plays trumpet, trombone and piano. Heís a singer of simple love ballads and rousing country rockers. His brand of humor is infectious. He is difficult to categorize. Is he a singer, a comedian or an instrumentalist? The answer is that heís more than all of these. He is a great entertainer.
He headlines his own show at the worldís leading venues from Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York City to the Rossiya Theater in Moscow. Roy is in constant demand as a star attraction at the leading casinos, headlining shows at Caesarís Palace, Ballyís Grand Hotel and, for years, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, along with Harrahís in both Reno and Lake Tahoe and the Showboat in Atlantic City.
Recognized as one of the top five major fair and rodeo attractions, he has headlined a list of state fairs that includes nearly every one of the fifty states. Roy has been a repeat star for multiple years at the famous Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and the Houston Rodeo.
Roy Clark has hosted Americaís most popular weekly syndicated television show ìHee Hawî for 20 years. ìHee Hawî is carried on over 200 television stations and viewed by 30 million people weekly. He constantly appears as a guest on major talk and variety shows. He was the first country music artist to guest host on Johnny Carsonís ìTonight Show,î where he still appears as a frequent guest.
Royís talent for acting goes back to the mid-60's when he frequently appeared on the popular ìBeverly Hillbilliesî television series and has brought him many acting parts on both episodic television and in motion pictures. He recently co-starred with Mel Tillis in a major motion picture release ìUp Hill All The Way,î a country western.
Last year Mr. Clark was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Royís virtuosity is showcased by the variety of appearances he makes annually. Besides his own concert appearances, he is featured regularly as a guest artist with many of the top symphonies. One of his personal highlights was his featured performance with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, which was seen as a special on PBS-TV and was one of their most popular shows of the season.
He has hosted his own series of television specials including Country Music, U.S.A. (HBO), Flying Down To Provo (ABC Network), Country Goes To Switzerland and Roy Clark In The Bahamas (syndicated), three music specials for BBC TV and his own special broadcast live throughout the Soviet Union during his concert appearance in Moscow.
Some of Royís major awards have included his being named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, Comedy Act of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Star of the Year by the American Guild of Variety Artists, Playboy Magazineís Readers Poll as Picker of the Year, Best Country Guitarist by Guitar Magazine, Country Music Banjo Championship an the list goes on and on. Roy received a Grammy in 1982 for his instrumental performance of Alabama Jubilee.