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Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos. They pioneered what came to be called the Bakersfield sound, a reference to Bakersfield, California, the city Owens called home and from which he drew inspiration for what he preferred to call American music.
While Owens originally used fiddle and retained pedal steel guitar into the 1970s, his sound on records and onstage was always more stripped-down and elemental. His signature style was based on simple storylines, 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.
Beginning in 1969, Owens co-hosted the TV series Hee Haw with Roy Clark. He left the cast in 1986. The accidental death of Rich, his best friend, in 1974 devastated him for years and abruptly halted his career until he performed with Dwight Yoakam in 1988. Owens died on March 25, 2006 shortly after performing at his Crystal Palace restaurant, club and museum in Bakersfield.
Owens is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- Why Don't Mommy Stay With My Daddy and Me
- Please Don't Take Her Love From Me
- Christmas Ain't Christmas Dear Without You
- Santa Looked Alot Like Daddy
- What'cha Gonna Do Now?
- There'll Be No Other
- Down, Down, Down
- No Love Have I
- High On A Hilltop
- My Last Chance With You
- It Tickles
- I Always Get A Souvenir
- If You Ain't Lovin'
- Smooth Sailin'
- But I Do
- You Gotta Have A License
- No More Me And You
- GoodBye, Good Luck, God Bless You
- Cadillac Lane
- The Bridge Washed Out
- I'm Walking the Dog
- Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer
- I'm Moving On
- My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
- Stay A Little Longer
- My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
- In The Jailhouse Now
- Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young