Dick Clark died in Los Angeles from an apparent heart attack. Several country artists took to Twitter with their reaction. Blake Shelton posted, “So proud I had the chance to shake hands with Dick Clark in my lifetime... Great man..” Dick Clark Productions’ credits include the ACM Awards, and show host Reba McEntireremembers a moment she shared with him offstage. (Audio) “One time Dick Clark said, ‘Alright, Keith Urban...they can’t find his guitar. Get out there and stretch!’ And I went [mumbles]...And I got out there and went [mumbles]. Finally, here comes Dick and he’s standing right beside me and I said, ‘Dick, I tried! I just couldn’t think of nothing to say!’ It was a real cute moment. One that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.” The man known as “America’s Oldest Teenager” was 82-years-old.
ARTIST TWEETS ON DICK CLARK DEATH
Little Big Town (@LBTMusic): “To one of the greatest legends of our generation. When we think of music & celebrations, we think of you. Thank you for what you gave us all. We love you, Dick Clark.”
Chris Young (@ChrisYoungMusic): “Wow. RIP Dick Clark”
Jerrod Niemann (@jrodfromoz): “Ahhh gonna miss Dick Clark. What an Icon #legend.”
Thompson Square (@thompsonsquare): “Thanks Dick Clark for all the wonderful memories from my childhood watching American Bandstand! #RIPDickClark Shawna.”