Ralph Emery, TV Host Known as ‘the Johnny Carson of Country Music,’ Dies at 88

Ralph Emery, TV Host Known as ‘the Johnny Carson of Country Music,’ Dies at 88
Ralph Emery, a radio and TV host who became as famous in the country world as most of the stars he interviewed over the decades, died Saturday at Tristar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was 88. No immediate cause of death was given.

Emery’s renown as, alternately, “the Dick Clark of country music” or “the Johnny Carson of country” was significant enough to earn him a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007, in addition to the more expected plaudits befitting a top broadcaster in the industry, like his membership in the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame,
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