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Buck Owens

American musician and band leader

Buck Owens

American musician and band leader
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birthday
12th
August, 1929
Death
25th
March, 2006
Birth Place
Sherman, Texas, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006), known professionally as Buck Owens, was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader. He was the front man for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, which had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts. He pioneered what came to be called the Bakersfield sound, named in honor of Bakersfield, California, Owens’ adopted home, and the city from which he drew inspiration for what he preferred to call “American music”.
While the Buckaroos originally featured a fiddle and retained pedal steel guitar into the 1970s, their sound on records and onstage was always more stripped-down and elemental. The band’s signature style was based on simple story lines, infectious choruses, a twangy electric guitar, an insistent rhythm supplied by a drum track placed forward in the mix, and high, two-part harmonies featuring Owens and his guitarist Don Rich.
From 1969 to 1986, Owens co-hosted the popular CBS television variety show Hee Haw with Roy Clark (syndicated beginning in 1971). According to his son, Buddy Alan (Owens), the accidental 1974 death of Rich, his best friend, devastated him for years and impacted his creative efforts until he performed with Dwight Yoakam in 1988.
Owens is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

The Buckaroos Susan Raye Rose Maddox Dwight Yoakam Roy Clark Merle Haggard The Strangers

Birth Name

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.

Genres

Country Bakersfield sound

Labels

Capitol Sundazed

Occupations

Singer, bandleader, TV host

Years Active

1945 2006

Name

Buck Owens

Nationality

United States of America

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