Famous country music star was just found dead in Tennessee. Prayers for the family…
He is considered one of the most influential songwriters in country music. Earl Cranston Clark has passed away at 70 years old.
Clark has worked with some of the biggest names in country music such as George Strait, Willie Nelson, and Tanya Tucker. Believe it or not, he started out driving buses for some of country music’s biggest stars.
He drove around legends like Ernest Tubb, Waylon Jennings, and Jerry Reed. Afterward, he started getting involved and music and his career started booming overnight. Needless to say, “Can’t Break It To My Heart” was by far his most successful piece.
It only took the success of those two songs and then everyone wanted their songs written by Clark. Meanwhile, Clark has published over 80 songs by BMI Publishing out of Nashville
“As a member of the Lumbee Indian tribe, Clark’s accomplishments made country music history, as so far he has been the only Native American to achieve such feats in the genre.”
He has left a beautiful legacy here on this earth and his hard work and dedication will never be forgotten.
Visitations have been scheduled for those wanting to pay their respects to Clark’s loved ones. It will begin 11 AM on Friday (July 14) at Chapel Hill Mortuary in Cedar Hill, Missouri. A funeral service will follow shortly after visitations around 2PM.
He is survived by his brother, Joe “Fred” Clark, his sister Audrey Yarbough, his ex-wife and best friend Linda Clark, “two young woman he helped raise from a young age:” Niki Corbert and Quicha Bryson, and his many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Prayers for the family during this devastating time! You can listen to his biggest career achievement in songwriting below. He will be missed…
RIP Earl Cranston Clark.