Grammy winner Guy Clark dies

Music 18/05/2016
Legendary songwriter Guy Clark has died at only 74.

Guy Charles Clark was born on Nov. 6, 1941, in the West Texas town of Monahans, southwest of Odessa and grew up in his grandmother's hotel. It was here that he was exposed to a range of interesting guests - including Jack Prigg, of Clark's song Desperados Waiting For a Train.
He scored a No. 1 song with Ricky Skaggs's take on Heartbroke in 1982 and broke into the Billboard country chart with Homegrown Tomatoes in 1983.
Clark also released a string of folk and Americana albums with Sugar Hill, Asylum Records and Dualtone Music Group, including his final 2013 Grammy-winning album, My Favourite Picture of You.

Clark hosted songwriters, folk singers and artists at his home for more than 40 years, including friends Rodney Crowell, Jim McGuire, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, and Vince Gill.