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He can truly be called a cultural icon. He is best known as host of American Bandstand, the game show Pyramid,' a national radio countdown show and the face of new years eve for millions around the world. So, when Dick Clark died last year at the age of 82, he was mourned by many. Franklin county singer- songwriter Shanna Rae was one of them.

The first sentence of her song summed up her feelings: "Hold on now, the world just tipped over."

"I couldn't believe that he was gone," said Shanna Rae, talking about when she first heard the news about Dick Clark's death. " And it struck me so hard. And I was like 'He's not going to be there anymore.' It's not going to be the same."

At 26, Shanna wasn't around for most of Dick Clark's greatest accomplishments. She was born the year American Bandstand ended its three decade run. But, she's well aware of his impact on the entertainment world

"Dick Clark hosted that show. He introduced new acts," she said. "He was just such a legend of his time."

All of Shanna's music is original, sometimes focusing on people and events not commonly associated with her generation.

"I'm not like a typical person," said Shanna Rae. " I feel like I'm an old soul at heart."

"If the younger ones don't understand it," she continued, "maybe their parents could explain who he (Dick Clark) was and kind of introduce them to him."

Out and about, where a legend lives on in song, I'm Chuck Rhodes for abc 27 News.

Shanna Rae's final lyric in the Dick Clark tribute song..."We salute you."

To hear Shanna Rae's entire song, click below.

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