Sunday, March 26, 2006

Buck Owens 1929-2006

A brief post this morning on one of my favorite country singers-Buck Owens, singer of such classics as Love's Gonna Live Here Again, Welfare Line, Under Your Spell Again, Act Naturally, Together Again, Sam's Place, and everyone's favorite, The Streets of Bakersfield passed away in his Bakersfield (California) home yesterday.
Buck was one of my real country music heroes, he sang real honky-tonk music, the sort of music that seems to have died with him. The only artist that I know that sings true Honky-Tonk that has had any national recognition is Dwight Yoakam, who admits his biggest musical influence has been none other than Buck Owens. Buck also co-hosted the greatest television show of all time. May Buck's music live forever.



At Monday, March 27, 2006 12:34:00 AM, Blogger Chucko said...

Hey Dave, sorry to hear about Buck's passing. I've never been a big country music fan, save Charlie Daniels and a little Hank Williams, but I've always favored the more classic style of that genre. I'll have give Buck a listen or two.

At Monday, March 27, 2006 1:17:00 PM, Blogger S Carpenter said...

Buck and the Buckaroos were the best.

Here's a nice clip from live TV c. 1966

At Monday, March 27, 2006 2:18:00 PM, Blogger Deacon David Oatney said...

I checked out Scott's clip-it is absolutely awesome. Everyone should view it-and laws should be passed mandating that every radio station in America play such music!


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