Hold on partner: The day Clint Black met the King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers

Jeremy Roberts
8 min readJan 12, 2017
A childhood dream of meeting Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys in over 100 B-Westerns issued between 1935 and 1952, serendipitously came true for Hayden Nicholas, best known as the songwriting and guitar sidekick of “Like the Rain” country singer Clint Black. Above is the June 1955 issue of Dell Comics, starring Rogers and an awfully adorable blue/silver Weimaraner puppy. Between January 1948 and October 1961 a staggering 145 issues were unleashed to Rogers’ legion of adolescent fans. Much thanks to Alapaha Elementary School mate Kellie Turner for the eagle eye canine identification. Image Credit: MyComicShop

Hayden Nicholas, best known as the songwriting and guitar sidekick of singer Clint Black, relives the serendipitous moment when a childhood dream came true in an exclusive interview dropping below.

Nicholas’ buddy had recorded “Hold on Partner,” a jaunty country duet, with none other than the quintessential King of the Cowboys, Roy

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Jeremy Roberts

Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net