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Buck Owens

Buck Owens
Born: Aug 12, 1929 in Sherman, TX
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Died: Mar 24, 2006 in Bakersfield, CA
Genre: Country
Biography: Buck Owens, along with Merle Haggard, was the leader of the Bakersfield sound, a twangy, electricified, rock-influenced interpretation of hardcore honky tonk that emerged in the '60s. Owens was the first bona fide country star to emerge from Bakersfield, scoring a total of 15 consecutive number one hits ...Read full biography
Live at Carnegie Hall
Released: 1989
Label: The Country Music Foundation
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Buck Owens & the Buckaroos' 1966 concert at Carnegie Hall was a landmark not only for the band, but for country music: It signalled that it had firmly integrated itself not only into America's popular ...Read full review
The Carnegie Hall Concert
Released: 1966
Label: Sundazed
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Buck Owens & the Buckaroos' 1966 concert at Carnegie Hall was a landmark not only for the band, but for country music: It signaled that country had firmly integrated itself not only into America's popular ...Read full review
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Aug 1, 8:39 AM EST
Vince Gill, Paul Franklin update historic period with 'Bakersfield,' tribute to Haggard, Owens
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Jul 29, 7:17 AM EST
Music Review: Vince Gill, Paul Franklin salute Merle Haggard, Buck Owens on 'Bakersfield'
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