Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ co-host, Country Music Hall of Fame member, dies at 85

Presenter Roy Clark, center, makes eyes at Miss Country Music, a hostess, while master of ceremonies Tennessee Ernie Ford attempts to move Clark along during the CMA Awards show Oct. 25, 1969.

Presenter Roy Clark, center, makes eyes at Miss Country Music, a hostess, while master of ceremonies Tennessee Ernie Ford attempts to move Clark along during the CMA Awards show Oct. 25, 1969. Bill Preston / The Tennessean

Tammy Wynette receives the Female Vocalist of the Year award from presenter Roy Clark during the CMA Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 15, 1969.

Tammy Wynette receives the Female Vocalist of the Year award from presenter Roy Clark during the CMA Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 15, 1969. Bill Preston / The Tennessean

Big winner Johnny Cash, left, joins other CMA award winners on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium to sing a chorus of "This Land is Your Land" at the end of the NBC live telecast of the CMA Awards show Oct. 15, 1969. Next to Cash are Tammy Wynette, June Carter Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Archie Campbell, Roy Clark, Charley Pride and Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Big winner Johnny Cash, left, joins other CMA award winners on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium to sing a chorus of “This Land is Your Land” at the end of the NBC live telecast of the CMA Awards show Oct. 15, 1969. Next to Cash are Tammy Wynette, June Carter Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Archie Campbell, Roy Clark, Charley Pride and Tennessee Ernie Ford. Bill Preston / The Tennessean

Master of ceremonies Tennessee Ernie Ford, right, mops the fevered brow of Roy Clark during the nationwide telecast of the CMA Awards show Oct. 14, 1970. Clark won the Comedian of the Year award.

Master of ceremonies Tennessee Ernie Ford, right, mops the fevered brow of Roy Clark during the nationwide telecast of the CMA Awards show Oct. 14, 1970. Clark won the Comedian of the Year award. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Appearing almost overcome with his Song of the Year award, Kris Kristofferson nervously tries to get his distance on the microphone offered by presenter Roy Clark during the CMA Awards show Oct. 14, 1970.

Appearing almost overcome with his Song of the Year award, Kris Kristofferson nervously tries to get his distance on the microphone offered by presenter Roy Clark during the CMA Awards show Oct. 14, 1970. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, center, speak to the audience after winning the Duet Group of the Year award during the CMA Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 10, 1971. Looking on are presenters Roy Clark, left, and Merle Haggard.

Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, center, speak to the audience after winning the Duet Group of the Year award during the CMA Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 10, 1971. Looking on are presenters Roy Clark, left, and Merle Haggard. Joe Rudis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, second from right, and family make their strings sing Dec. 10, 1972, in a surprise performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Playing the mandolin, left, is Uncle Dudley, while Uncle Paul waits poised with his fiddle and Roy and his father, Hester, right, work on their guitars.

Roy Clark, second from right, and family make their strings sing Dec. 10, 1972, in a surprise performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Playing the mandolin, left, is Uncle Dudley, while Uncle Paul waits poised with his fiddle and Roy and his father, Hester, right, work on their guitars. Jerry Bailey / The Tennessean

Roy Clark shows off his talents for the audience at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973. Clark went on to win the coveted Entertainer of the Year award.

Roy Clark shows off his talents for the audience at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973. Clark went on to win the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Joe Rudis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark shows off his talents for the audience at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973. Clark went on to win the coveted Entertainer of the Year award.

Roy Clark shows off his talents for the audience at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973. Clark went on to win the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Joe Rudis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, receives congratulations from presenter Eddy Arnold after winning the coveted Entertainer of the Year award at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973.

Roy Clark, right, receives congratulations from presenter Eddy Arnold after winning the coveted Entertainer of the Year award at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973. Joe Rudis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, accepts the coveted Entertainer of the Year award at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973. Looking on is presenter Eddy Arnold.

Roy Clark, right, accepts the coveted Entertainer of the Year award at the seventh annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 15, 1973. Looking on is presenter Eddy Arnold. Joe Rudis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974.

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974.

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974.

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974.

Roy Clark, right, and Buck Trent perform at the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsors party at Opryland on Oct. 10, 1974. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Country music entertainer Roy Clark, center, is all smiles as he signs autographs for fans during a break at the 10th annual Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament on Oct. 12, 1974.

Country music entertainer Roy Clark, center, is all smiles as he signs autographs for fans during a break at the 10th annual Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament on Oct. 12, 1974. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Roy Clark performs at the new Grand Ole Opry House during the eighth annual CMA Awards show Oct. 14, 1974.

Roy Clark performs at the new Grand Ole Opry House during the eighth annual CMA Awards show Oct. 14, 1974. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, left, and Jerry Lewis perform for a few laughs during the "Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition" for the benefit of muscular dystrophy patients at the near-capacity Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975.

Roy Clark, left, and Jerry Lewis perform for a few laughs during the “Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition” for the benefit of muscular dystrophy patients at the near-capacity Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Roy Clark performs during the "Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition" benefit show at the Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975. The event was sponsored by McDonald's and the Nashville-Middle Tennessee Home Builders Association and produced by WLAC-TV.

Roy Clark performs during the “Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition” benefit show at the Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975. The event was sponsored by McDonald’s and the Nashville-Middle Tennessee Home Builders Association and produced by WLAC-TV. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Roy Clark performs during the "Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition" benefit show at the Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975.

Roy Clark performs during the “Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition” benefit show at the Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Roy Clark performs during the "Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition" benefit show at the Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975.

Roy Clark performs during the “Lewis and Clark Entertainment Expedition” benefit show at the Municipal Auditorium on June 24, 1975. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Roy Clark shows off his fiddle skills during the taping of "The Grand Ole Opry at 50, A Nashville Celebration" for a nationally televised special at the Opry House on Oct. 23, 1975.

Roy Clark shows off his fiddle skills during the taping of “The Grand Ole Opry at 50, A Nashville Celebration” for a nationally televised special at the Opry House on Oct. 23, 1975. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark performs during the taping of "The Grand Ole Opry at 50, A Nashville Celebration" for a nationally televised special at the Opry House on Oct. 23, 1975.

Roy Clark performs during the taping of “The Grand Ole Opry at 50, A Nashville Celebration” for a nationally televised special at the Opry House on Oct. 23, 1975. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Roy Clark finishes a song during the taping of "The Grand Ole Opry at 50, A Nashville Celebration" for a nationally televised special at the Opry House on Oct. 23, 1975.

Roy Clark finishes a song during the taping of “The Grand Ole Opry at 50, A Nashville Celebration” for a nationally televised special at the Opry House on Oct. 23, 1975. Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean

Co-host Roy Clark, who earlier won the Instrumental Group of the Year award with Buck Trent, performs during the CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 11, 1976.

Co-host Roy Clark, who earlier won the Instrumental Group of the Year award with Buck Trent, performs during the CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 11, 1976. Gerald Holly / The Tennessean

Co-hosts Johnny Cash, left, and Roy Clark say goodnight at the end of the CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 11, 1976.

Co-hosts Johnny Cash, left, and Roy Clark say goodnight at the end of the CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 11, 1976. Gerald Holly / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, left, Mack Smith, Gordie Tapp, Diane Sherill and Buck McPherson share a moment at the fundraising show and dinner for the Citizens for the Metropolitan Council political committee at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on June 23, 1977.

Roy Clark, left, Mack Smith, Gordie Tapp, Diane Sherill and Buck McPherson share a moment at the fundraising show and dinner for the Citizens for the Metropolitan Council political committee at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on June 23, 1977. Dale Ernsberger / The Tennessean

Ruth Buzzi, left, veteran of TV's original "Laugh-In," and host Roy Clark perform a rousing rendition of "May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose" with apologies to Little Jimmy Dickens during a taping of "Hee Haw" on Oct. 4, 1977.

Ruth Buzzi, left, veteran of TV’s original “Laugh-In,” and host Roy Clark perform a rousing rendition of “May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose” with apologies to Little Jimmy Dickens during a taping of “Hee Haw” on Oct. 4, 1977. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Ruth Buzzi, left, veteran of TV's original "Laugh-In," and host Roy Clark perform a rousing rendition of "May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose" during a taping of "Hee Haw" on Oct. 4, 1977.

Ruth Buzzi, left, veteran of TV’s original “Laugh-In,” and host Roy Clark perform a rousing rendition of “May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose” during a taping of “Hee Haw” on Oct. 4, 1977. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Ruth Buzzi, left, veteran of TV's original "Laugh-In," and host Roy Clark perform a rousing rendition of "May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose" during a taping of "Hee Haw" on Oct. 4, 1977.

Ruth Buzzi, left, veteran of TV’s original “Laugh-In,” and host Roy Clark perform a rousing rendition of “May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose” during a taping of “Hee Haw” on Oct. 4, 1977. Frank Empson / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, is joined by Larry Gatlin, left, Mac Davis, Danny Davis, Jerry Clower, June Carter and Chet Atkins for a performance during the 11th annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 10, 1977.

Roy Clark, right, is joined by Larry Gatlin, left, Mac Davis, Danny Davis, Jerry Clower, June Carter and Chet Atkins for a performance during the 11th annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 10, 1977. Bill Welch / The Tennessean

Johnny Cash, left, and host Roy Clark enjoy a little lighthearted clowning on the Grand Ole Opry House stage during the afternoon's rehearsal for the three-hour NBC "Big Event" television special, "Fifty Years of Country Music," on Jan. 4, 1978.

Johnny Cash, left, and host Roy Clark enjoy a little lighthearted clowning on the Grand Ole Opry House stage during the afternoon’s rehearsal for the three-hour NBC “Big Event” television special, “Fifty Years of Country Music,” on Jan. 4, 1978. Robert Johnson / The Tennessean

Johnny Cash, left, and host Roy Clark enjoy a little lighthearted clowning on the Grand Ole Opry House stage during the afternoon's rehearsal for the three-hour NBC "Big Event" television special, "Fifty Years of Country Music," on Jan. 4, 1978.

Johnny Cash, left, and host Roy Clark enjoy a little lighthearted clowning on the Grand Ole Opry House stage during the afternoon’s rehearsal for the three-hour NBC “Big Event” television special, “Fifty Years of Country Music,” on Jan. 4, 1978. Robert Johnson / The Tennessean

The entire cast and special guests perform the opening number "You Are My Hee Haw" during the taping of the "Hee Haw Tenth Anniversary Special" on Sept. 28, 1978, at the Grand Ole Opry House.

The entire cast and special guests perform the opening number “You Are My Hee Haw” during the taping of the “Hee Haw Tenth Anniversary Special” on Sept. 28, 1978, at the Grand Ole Opry House. Gerald Holly / The Tennessean

Popular "Hee Haw" star Roy Clark repeats as the Instrumentalist of the Year winner during the 12th annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 9, 1978.

Popular “Hee Haw” star Roy Clark repeats as the Instrumentalist of the Year winner during the 12th annual CMA Awards show at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 9, 1978. Bill Welch / The Tennessean

Popular "Hee Haw" star Roy Clark, with a victory cigar, repeats as the Instrumentalist of the Year winner during the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978.

Popular “Hee Haw” star Roy Clark, with a victory cigar, repeats as the Instrumentalist of the Year winner during the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978. Bill Welch / The Tennessean

Ronnie Milsap, left, with presenter Roy Clark looking on, accepts his Album of the Year award during the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978. Milsap won the honor with "It Was Almost Like a Song."

Ronnie Milsap, left, with presenter Roy Clark looking on, accepts his Album of the Year award during the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978. Milsap won the honor with “It Was Almost Like a Song.” Bill Welch / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, and Woody Herman perform during a taping of the "Nashville Palace" show at Opryland on Sept. 16, 1981.

Roy Clark, right, and Woody Herman perform during a taping of the “Nashville Palace” show at Opryland on Sept. 16, 1981. Ricky Rogers / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, left, and Woody Herman perform during a taping of the "Nashville Palace" show at Opryland on Sept. 16, 1981.

Roy Clark, left, and Woody Herman perform during a taping of the “Nashville Palace” show at Opryland on Sept. 16, 1981. Ricky Rogers / The Tennessean

Former CMA Entertainers of the Year Mel Tillis, left, and Roy Clark talk about "Uphill All the Way," a feature comedy movie they are co-starring in, during a news conference at Jim Owens Entertainment on Oct. 5, 1984. They begin filming in Texas later this month.

Former CMA Entertainers of the Year Mel Tillis, left, and Roy Clark talk about “Uphill All the Way,” a feature comedy movie they are co-starring in, during a news conference at Jim Owens Entertainment on Oct. 5, 1984. They begin filming in Texas later this month. Dan Loftin / The Tennessean

William Banowsky, center, president of Dallas-based Gaylord Broadcasting Co., jokes with co-hosts Buck Owens, left, and Roy Clark during a visit June 18, 1985, to the Nashville set of "Hee Haw," which is produced by Gaylord Program Services, a subsidiary operation.

William Banowsky, center, president of Dallas-based Gaylord Broadcasting Co., jokes with co-hosts Buck Owens, left, and Roy Clark during a visit June 18, 1985, to the Nashville set of “Hee Haw,” which is produced by Gaylord Program Services, a subsidiary operation. Robert Johnson / The Tennessean

Hosts Barbara Eden and Roy Clark introduce the next act during the nationally televised sixth annual National Songwriter Awards show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on Jan. 13, 1986.

Hosts Barbara Eden and Roy Clark introduce the next act during the nationally televised sixth annual National Songwriter Awards show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on Jan. 13, 1986. Kathleen Smith / The Tennessean

Bob Hope, left, shares a joke with his friend Roy Clark during a reception and dinner in Clark's honor, "A Salute to Roy Clark," in the Plantation Ballroom of the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988.

Bob Hope, left, shares a joke with his friend Roy Clark during a reception and dinner in Clark’s honor, “A Salute to Roy Clark,” in the Plantation Ballroom of the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988. Mike DuBose / The Tennessean

Bob Hope, left, jokes with his friend Roy Clark during a reception and dinner in Clark's honor, "A Salute to Roy Clark," in the Plantation Ballroom of the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988.

Bob Hope, left, jokes with his friend Roy Clark during a reception and dinner in Clark’s honor, “A Salute to Roy Clark,” in the Plantation Ballroom of the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988. Mike DuBose / The Tennessean

Bob Hope, left,  jokes with his friend Roy Clark during a reception and dinner in Clark's honor, "A Salute to Roy Clark," at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988.

Bob Hope, left, jokes with his friend Roy Clark during a reception and dinner in Clark’s honor, “A Salute to Roy Clark,” at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988. Mike DuBose / The Tennessean

"Hee Haw" co-host Roy Clark, left, and Buck Owens laugh during a reception and dinner in Clark's honor, "A Salute to Roy Clark," at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988.

“Hee Haw” co-host Roy Clark, left, and Buck Owens laugh during a reception and dinner in Clark’s honor, “A Salute to Roy Clark,” at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988. Mike DuBose / The Tennessean

Minnie Pearl tells Roy Clark he's the finest entertainer she's ever seen during a reception and dinner in Clark's honor, "A Salute to Roy Clark," at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988. "You distract me with the wicked grin every time we play a show together," she said.

Minnie Pearl tells Roy Clark he’s the finest entertainer she’s ever seen during a reception and dinner in Clark’s honor, “A Salute to Roy Clark,” at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sept. 9, 1988. “You distract me with the wicked grin every time we play a show together,” she said. Mike DuBose / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, left, and Chet Atkins share a moment before a taping May 26, 1999, for the "Ryman Country Homecoming," a three-part special slated for TNN.

Roy Clark, left, and Chet Atkins share a moment before a taping May 26, 1999, for the “Ryman Country Homecoming,” a three-part special slated for TNN. P. Casey Daley / The Tennessean

Roy Clark accepts the Minnie Pearl humanitarian award during the TNN/Music City News Awards show June 14, 1999.

Roy Clark accepts the Minnie Pearl humanitarian award during the TNN/Music City News Awards show June 14, 1999. Delores Delvin / The Tennessean

The Country Music Association announces Feb. 4, 2009, that Roy Clark, left, Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy will become the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Clark will be inducted in the "Career Achieved National Prominence Between World War II and 1975" category.

The Country Music Association announces Feb. 4, 2009, that Roy Clark, left, Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy will become the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Clark will be inducted in the “Career Achieved National Prominence Between World War II and 1975” category. Billy Kingsley / The Tennessean

Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell share a moment on the red carpet during the Country Music Hall of Fame's Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009.

Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell share a moment on the red carpet during the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009. Mandy Lunn / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, left, is inducted by Hall of Fame member Little Jimmy Dickens during the Country Music Hall of Fame's Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009.

Roy Clark, left, is inducted by Hall of Fame member Little Jimmy Dickens during the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009. Mandy Lunn / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, left, and Barbara Mandrell applaud Charlie McCoy during the Country Music Hall of Fame's Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009. All three were inducted at the ceremony.

Roy Clark, left, and Barbara Mandrell applaud Charlie McCoy during the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009. All three were inducted at the ceremony. Mandy Lunn / The Tennessean

Roy Clark sings "Yesterday, When I Was Young" during the Country Music Hall of Fame's Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009.

Roy Clark sings “Yesterday, When I Was Young” during the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Medallion Ceremony on May 17, 2009. Mandy Lunn / The Tennessean

Roy Clark performs during the 85th birthday celebration of the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 9, 2010.

Roy Clark performs during the 85th birthday celebration of the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 9, 2010. Samuel M. Simpkins / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, left, and Charlie McCoy perform a tribute to Jimmy Dean during the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony at the Hall of Fame on Oct. 24, 2010.

Roy Clark, left, and Charlie McCoy perform a tribute to Jimmy Dean during the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony at the Hall of Fame on Oct. 24, 2010. Sanford Myers / The Tennessean

Roy Clark performs during the 2011 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville on June 12, 2011.

Roy Clark performs during the 2011 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville on June 12, 2011. Samuel M. Simpkins / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, performs with Buck Trent during the CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville on June 12, 2011.

Roy Clark, right, performs with Buck Trent during the CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville on June 12, 2011. Samuel M. Simpkins / The Tennessean

Roy Clark, right, performs on the "Larry's Country Diner" TV show Feb. 4, 2013.

Roy Clark, right, performs on the “Larry’s Country Diner” TV show Feb. 4, 2013. John Partipilo / The Tennessean

Roy Clark gets applause from the audience of "Larry's Country Diner" during a taping session at NorthStar studios Feb. 4, 2013.

Roy Clark gets applause from the audience of “Larry’s Country Diner” during a taping session at NorthStar studios Feb. 4, 2013. John Partipilo / The Tennessean

Roy Clark laughs with the audience of "Larry's Country Diner" during a taping session at NorthStar studios Feb. 4, 2013.

Roy Clark laughs with the audience of “Larry’s Country Diner” during a taping session at NorthStar studios Feb. 4, 2013. John Partipilo / The Tennessean

Roy Clark arrives on the red carpet for the ACM Honors

Roy Clark arrives on the red carpet for the ACM Honors event at Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 1, 2015. Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Roy Clark gets a standing ovation after performing

Roy Clark gets a standing ovation after performing “Yesterday When I Was Young” during the ninth annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 1, 2015. Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Roy Clark walks the red carpet during the Country Music

Roy Clark walks the red carpet during the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony on Oct. 16, 2016. Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Roy Clark and Brad Paisley perform during the CMA Awards

Roy Clark and Brad Paisley perform during the CMA Awards show Nov. 2, 2016. Larry McCormack / tennessean.com

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