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Roy Clark to celebrate his 79th birthday with April 13 hometown concert at Hard Rock Casino Tulsa

by Brandy McDonnell Published: February 21, 2012

TULSA – Country music legend and longtime Tulsan Roy Clark is celebrating his 79th birthday two days early with a concert performance April 13 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Clark will turn 79 on April 15.

Tickets to his upcoming hometown show are $25 and go on sale March 1.

A native Virginian, Clark has released 34 studio albums and 68 singles since his 1962 debut release, “The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark.” His work has earned him entertainer of the year awards from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association, a Grammy and membership in the Grand Ole Opry, along with induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Throughout his career Clark has recorded numerous hits, including “Yesterday When I Was Young,” “Honeymoon Feeling,” “The Tips of My Fingers,” “Thank God and Greyhound You’re Gone” and “Come Live with Me.”

Clark’s career has taken him beyond the stage and into millions of households in numerous television roles. Most notably, he served as the host of “Hee Haw” for 25 years. He also was a regular guest on “The Beverly Hillbillies” and became the first country music artist to guest host “The Tonight Show” for Johnny Carson.

Clark and his wife Barbara moved to Tulsa in 1974, and four years later Roy Clark Elementary School in the Union Public School District was named in his honor. Clark was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2011, the OMHOF named Clark Oklahoma’s Music Ambassador for Children.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off of Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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