Guy Clark 1941-2016

Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark passed away Tuesday, May 17th after a long illness. Born in Monahans, TX in 1941, Clark helped launch the nascent folk music scene in Houston along with his musical companion Townes Van Zandt. By the early 70s Guy Clark and his wife Susana had moved to Nashville and established themselves as fixtures in the songwriting community with songs and album artwork that found success with artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Willie Nelson. Almost more than his songs, Clark was known for his meticulous approach to songwriting, spending long hours in his workshop writing out songs on graph paper. That dedication to the craft of songwriting helped his songs find their way to artists like Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Bobby Bare, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson to name just a few.

Please scroll through some of our favorite remembrances and videos from around the Web and find Jody’s interviews with Guy Clark at the bottom of the page.

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