May 24, 2020

Yodelin’ Slim earns honor

BANGOR — The New England Country Music Historical Society has received confirmation from the Country Music Foundation of Nashville, Tenn., that Yodelin’ Slim Clark’s credentials have been approved and he will be inducted into the Walkway of Stars at the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 1996.

Clark produced “RFD Dinnerbell” at WABI Radio and Television from 1953 to 1969, the first commercial program of his several television shows.

Clark, of St. Albans, said, “This would be a great way to cap off my 65 years as an entertainer and I consider it an honor they accept me, a northerner, down there in Nashville with my peers.” Clark chose to have his star placed between Massachusetts Country Music Hall of Fame member and yodeler Kenny Roberts, and Grand Ole Opry members The Riders in the Sky.

Stars adjancent to his include Ray Whitley, Mickey Gilley and O.B. McClinton. Nearby are stars of the late Dick Curless and Elton Britt.

Clark’s other awards include the Maine and Massachusetts Country Music Hall of Fame trophies and a Pioneerr Award in the Downeast Country Music Association.

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