Monday, May 18, 2009
Congratulations to Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell, and Charlie McCoy for last night's induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. All are very deserving.
In particular, I was happy to see Roy Clark's induction. As a young'un I loved watching Hee-Haw every Saturday night. In fact, I had a Hee-Haw lunchbox and matching thermos bottle in 2nd grade.
Much later, I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Clark in 1987 when he performed for a convention on the Virginia Tech campus. I was working for a small radio station and he invited me backstage after the show for a lengthy discussion. He was very friendly and accessible. What an incredible talent and person!
Roy Clark performing at the Tennessee State Prison in Nashville.