Guy Charles Clark (born November 6, 1941) is an American Texas country and folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He has released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell.
Clark was born in Monahans, Texas and eventually settled in Nashville, where he helped create the progressive country and outlaw country genres. His songs L.A. Freeway and Desperados Waiting for a Train that helped launch his career were covered by numerous performers.
He was the lightning rod that helped organize the ensemble cast of musicians for Heartworn Highways, including his long time best friend, Townes Van Zandt. Clark has released more than 20 albums, including “Workbench Songs”, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. “This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark” won a 2012 Grammy for Americana Album of the Year in 2012. “My Favorite Picture of You,” his most recent album, gained him his 13th overall Grammy nomination in the Best Folk Album category… and WON.