Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and More Remember Country Legend Roy Clark

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When news broke that the legendary Roy Clark passed away Thursday morning (Nov. 15), country stars took to social media.

Roy passed away at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma due to complications from pneumonia.

Roy is survived by Barbara, his wife of sixty-one years, his sons Roy Clark II and wife Karen, Dr. Michael Meyer and wife Robin, Terry Lee Meyer, Susan Mosier and Diane Stewart, and his grandchildren: Brittany Meyer, Michael Meyer, Caleb Clark, Josiah Clark and his sister, Susan Coryell.

Keith Urban took to Twitter remembering back to watching Roy Clark on television, while Roy counts Roy as one of his influences that “shaped my path.” The country music world lost a legend and they’re sharing their memories about Roy with the world.

“When I came to Nashville, Roy was one of my favorite stars. I loved the way he hosted the CMA’s and Hee Haw. It was always an honor to be on the same stage with him. I am already missing Roy‘s big smile.” – Crystal Gayle

Roy Clark… great entertainer, great friend of my father. That’s the kind of country awesomeness I grew up with. Rest in Peace.” -Pam Tillis

“I had the pleasure of meeting Roy several times. We always ended up talking about airplanes. He was an aviator also, and loved it like I do. What a great talent and special man he was. He’ll be missed.” -Aaron Tippin

“I remember Roy as a great musician and singer. But more than that, he was a great human being. Always laughing, always uplifting to those around him. Doing shows with Roy on Hee Haw was such a wonderful experience. There is a vacant spot in Nashville now that he is gone. RIP Roy Clark” – Lee Greenwood

“Country music fans around the world will miss Roy Clark. He not only knew how to play the guitar and make it look easy, but he also knew how to hold his mouth and make it look like fun.” -Ray Stevens

Roy‘s pickin’ and grinnin’ forever changed the landscape of musicianship in country music and beyond. His playing made us practice our guitars more, all while realizing we were just trying to keep up.” -John Anderson


“Just heard Hee Haw Star / Super Picker #RoyClark just passed away. Saw him last when we filmed #CountrysFamilyReunion He was always so kind. Heaven gained another amazing addition to the Angel Band. Rest In Peace Roy” – @RhondaVincent13

RoyClark was an amazing musician and entertainer. He made pickin’ look fun to all of us young kids. I loved Roy Clark and he loved me. I’ll really miss him but he will not miss me where he’s at. There’s no missing in Heaven.” Ricky Skaggs

Woke today to the sad news of Roy Clark‘s passing. Yet another country music legend, from that great generation, is gone. Roy was a phenomenal musician, brilliant entertainer, and more importantly, a sweet, kind, world-class gentleman. I always enjoyed the time I had the honor of spending with him. We will miss you, Roy.” -Collin Raye

“My daddy always said that Roy was the best guitar picker of them all. I think he might’ve been right and we are sure going to miss him. Thanks for the music, my friend.”
-Darryl Worley

Roy Clark was one of the multi-instrumentalist my grandma introduced me to at a young age. Hearing him play ‘Under the Double Eagle’ blew my mind and challenged me to push myself. Though he may have moved on to a better place, his music and arrangements will live on to inspire generations to come, as he did me. RIP Roy.”-Craig Wayne Boyd 

Roy Clark had a brilliant musical mind and found a way to turn that into entertainment…  he kept us on the edge of our seats to see what he would do next. Keep pickin’ and grinnin’, Roy.” –Billy Dean

“The boys and I were just talking about Roy on the bus Saturday night when Hee Haw came on. We are going to miss a hell of an entertainer. Great musician and a really funny guy. God bless him.-Sammy Kershaw