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Roy Clark at Shooting Star

Legendary banjo player, guitarist and entertainer Roy Clark, known best as the host of the long-running television variety series “Hee Haw,” performs live at Mahnomen’s Shooting Star Casino Event Center this Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the casino box office. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Country music icon Roy Clark will perform live on stage at Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center, located at 777 Casino Road in Mahnomen, this Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at, or via the “Events” tab on Shooting Star’s Facebook page.

Roy Clark made his first musical appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 17 and has since headlined many prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Grand Palace in Brussels, and the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow

He achieved his first number one hit in the U.S. with “Come Live with Me” in 1973. His other chart toppers include, “The Tips of My Fingers,” “Yesterday, When I Was Young,” “I Never Picked Cotton,” and “If I Had to Do It All Over Again.”

He also became very well known in the television world, making his first national television appearance on “Jimmy Dean’s The Tonight Show.”

Subsequently, he appeared on the popular television show, “The Beverly Hillbillies,” which sprung him to more acting roles, including “The Muppet Show” and “Gordy.”

He was also the first country music artist to host Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show.” Most notably, he hosted “Hee Haw” alongside Buck Owens for over two decades. On the show, Clark exercised his comedic and acting skills, participating in numerous comedy sketches. This led him to release several albums of comedic performances.

Clark has won many awards throughout his career, including Entertainer of the Year from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. In 1982, he was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance for his recording of “Alabama Jubilee.” He also helped pave the way for Branson, Missouri, to become the center of live music that it is today when he opened the Roy Clark Celebrity Theater, the first country musician-owned venue to open in the city.

In August 1987, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and, in May 2009, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He currently endorses Heritage Guitars, which makes a Roy Clark model, and plays an annual benefit concert at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the proceeds of which go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians.