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It’s Only Natural, Folks… This Week’s Show Is All About Buck Owens!

We’ve been looking forward to this show for a while now, friends.  Our featured artist is not only a personal favorite of mine and Jim Ed’s…but he’s also one of Country Music’s all-time great pioneers.

A Texan by birth, he migrated West when we he was just a youngster.  After finally settling down in Bakersfield, California, Buck Owens would set the Country Music World on fire, and put that small, dusty town on the map…by creating a style of music that would carry the name world-wide.

But don’t take my word for it!  Click ‘Read More’ to hear it straight from the mouths of Bakersfield’s best…Buck Owens and Merle Haggard…

New Releases From Buck Owens & Don Rich


Very exciting news today, folks!


Tomorrow (Jan. 22nd) will see the release of a new collection of Buck Owens tunes.   It’s called Honky Tonk Man: Buck Owens Sings Country Classics.   They’re all the standards you’ve come to know, and love.  Buck’s taking a turn on “Oklahoma Hills,” “Hey, Good Lookin’,” and “I’m Moving On.”


The complete track list can be found by clicking here.


I don’t know about you, but I’ll be picking this one up for sure.  And if that wasn’t enough…legendary Buck Owens lead guitarist and harmony vocalist Don Rich is also being honored with a release of his own.  It’s called Don Rich Sings George Jones, and if that doesn’t get your blood pumping, you need to have your pulse checked!


Don, of course, was instrumental in helping Buck develop the Bakersfield Sound…but was tragically lost in a motorcycle accident after leaving a recording session in 1974.  He was 32 years old.


He was taken too early, but man, what a talent!  Do yourself a favor and pick up both of these albums tomorrow and let us know what you think!  In the meantime, I’ll try and spin a couple of the tracks on our upcoming shows!