"Act Naturally" is a song written by Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison, originally recorded by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, whose version reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1963,his first chart-topper.In 2002, Shelly Fabian of About.com ranked the song number 169 on her list of the Top 500 Country Music Songs.
The song tells the tale of someone who has been jilted and because of that, can play a film par
The Buckaroos were a Grammy-winning band led by Buck Owens in the 1960s and early '70s, who, along with The Strangers, were heavily involved in the development and presentation of the "Bakersfield sound." Their peak of success was from 1965 to 1970. In 2005, CMT named the Buckaroos No. 2 on its list of the 20 Greatest Country Music Bands
Don Rich was the leader of The Buckaroos, Buck Owens' band, as well as Owens' collaborator and friend. He was a noted guitarist and fiddler who died in a motorcycle accident in 1974. Owens is quoted in the liner notes of this anthology saying "I think my musical life ended when his did." Rich is recognized as one of the chief architects of the Bakersfield Sound.
Rich performed lead vocals on some of Owens' albums and the Buckaroos released their own records. The tracks of the anthology are take
Donald Eugene Ulrich (August 15, 1941 – July 17, 1974), best known by the stage name Don Rich, was a country musician who helped develop the Bakersfield sound in the early 1960s. He was a noted guitarist and fiddler, and a member of The Buckaroos, the backing band of country singer Buck Owens. Rich was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1974 at the age of 32.
"Waitin' in Your Welfare Line" is a 1966 single by Buck Owens. The single was Owens' tenth number one on the U.S. country music chart. "Waitin' in Your Welfare Line" spent seven weeks at the top and a total of eighteen weeks on the country chart.
"Before You Go" is a 1965 title track of the album by Buck Owens. "Before You Go" was co-written by Owens, along with Don Rich. The single was Owens's seventh release to hit number one on the U.S. country singles chart where it spent six weeks at the top and total of twenty weeks on the chart
"I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" is a song made famous by country music band Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. Released in December 1964, the song was one of Owens' signature songs and showcases of the Bakersfield sound in the genre.
In 1965, Dave Berry used "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" as the B-side of his single "Little Things" and the single reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.
Owens — in the liner notes to The Buck Owens Collection: 1959-1990 — recalled that he and songwriter Harlan Howard
"Only You (Can Break My Heart)" is a 1965 single by Buck Owens. The song was Owens's seventh number one in a row on the U.S. country singles chart. It spent one week at the top of the chart and a total of seventeen weeks. The B-side, "Gonna Have Love", peaked at number ten on the country chart.
"Rocky Top" is an American country and bluegrass song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant in 1967 and first recorded by the Osborne Brothers later that same year. The song, which is a city dweller's lamentation over the loss of a simpler and freer existence in the hills of Tennessee, is one of Tennessee's ten official state songsand has been recorded by dozens of artists from multiple musical genres worldwide since its publication. In U.S. college athletics, "Rocky Top" is associated with the
"Open Up Your Heart" is a 1966 single by Buck Owens. "Open Up Your Heart" was a number one country hit for Buck Owens, spending four weeks at the top spot and total of twenty weeks on the country charts