Category Archives: Artist of the Week

Music Artist-R.J.VandyGriff

R.J. Vandygriff, A native of Roxton Tx, now living in Lipscomb, Texas, is an award winning singer, songwriter, poet, actor, and a real cowboy– not a honky-tonk Hollywood wannabe. He has performed from coast to coast in America along with appearances in Canada and Europe. Side men for R.J. Included Terry Downs, Jeff Gwinn, Earl Gaddy,and  Boyd Hudgens.

R.J. has played at Melody Ranch in Waco Texas, Bear Creek Crossing, The Ranch House in Wylie TX, The Chrystal Chandellier and many events in the Oklahoma area.  There are too many places to mention! R.J and His Wife Debbie now live in Lipscumb Texas. R.J. Played at the Lamar County Fair a few years ago.   R.J. Now lives in Lipscumb  which is  in the Pan Handle of Texas. R.J. is frequently seen on the TV show. ” In The Bunk House “with Red Steegal. Once upon a time, Pilot BoydHudgens  and R.J. flew Tom Gauldin’s Cessna 182  at Night to Waco to play at the Melody Ranch.

Music History-Roy Clark

Description:Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969–1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre. Most of all, he is an entertainer, with an amiable personality and a telegenic presence. During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled in classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Thank God And Greyhound”), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass and country musicians. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987 and The Country Music Hall of Fame.