Songwriter, Producer and Journalist Larry Wayne Clark Dies

Larry Wayne Clark

Larry Wayne Clark

Songwriter, producer and journalist Larry Wayne Clark has passed after an extended battle with cancer. His wife Maggie Ross was at his side.

Clark, a Canadian native, is a former editorial contributor to MusicRow Magazine, in addition other media outlets. He interviewed Gordon Lightfoot, Hank Cochran, Bobby Braddock, Merle Kilgore, Mel Tillis, Roger Cook and many others.

As a songwriter, Clark co-penned Chris Young’s breakout Nashville Star single, “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” Lee Greenwood’s “Between A Rock And A Heartache,” The Statler Brothers’ “To Make A Long Story Short” and Buddy Jewell’s “Addicted To The Rain.”

Clark was inducted into the British Columbia Country Music Hall of Fame in April 2011. Clark will be honored this summer in Nashville with a celebration of life ceremony. No information on this ceremony has yet been released.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Cards and letters can be sent to: 10-14 Sierra Ave., Rothesay NB E2E 2M8, Canada. Donations can be made in his name online with Bobby’s Hospice Greater Saint John.


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