Source: Sounding Board Newsletter Vol 7 - July 1999
Early in 1999, guitarist and country star Roy Clark visited Nazareth with his band to check out new Martin models, get some advice about his various Martin guitars, and take a special tour of the factory. He was performing locally that evening at Easton’s State Theater.
Throughout his illustrious career, Roy has performed around the world. He hosted the popular TV show, HEE HAW, for 25 years. Like Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Roy was a regular guest on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and he was the first country music artist to guest host Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show." A longtime lover of Martin guitars, Roy recorded many hit songs, but he is perhaps best associated with his stirring rendition of "Yesterday When I Was Young" and his 12-string instrumental version of "Malaguena."