Happy Birthday Roy Clark. Born in Virginia in 1933, He is 82 years young on Wednesday.

Roy is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992.

Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.

Watching Hee Haw on TV Saturday nights with mom and dad was a way of life. It was life as I knew it as a kid growing up.

And that's how it was for millions of people. We all grew to know Roy Clark.

Here's an interesting video that tells the story of how the popular TV show came to be: