Homer Joy was a composer from Arkansas, who was contacted by the Buck Owens office in 1972. They wanted me to compose songs in the style of Hank Williams, to record an album, A Homer did not like the idea, he wanted to be the same and not to compose like Hank. He said he would think about it. Finally, he said yes, with the proviso that they let him record some of his songs. They said yes, but every day he came to the studio, and he was always busy, tired of this situation, that same night he wen
Song written by Harlan Howard and Buck Owens, a classic of the Bakersfield sound, would be their fifth number one, was recorded on December 1, 1964, in Hollywood, California, and released on December 28. The song would be included on the album, I’ve Got A Tiger by The Tail (Capitol 1965), which was released on March 10, 1965. The album reached number one on the country album charts and the song reached number one on February 20, 1965, it remained five weeks in a country charts at number one, unt
"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 Bottle Let Me Down" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in August 1966 as the second single from the album Swinging Doors. The song peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles.
Hank Williams III recorded his version of the song, although it was never released in a studio album. It was, however, released in 2012 without Williams' permission by his former label, Curb Records. Williams had become
It Takes People Like You to Make People Like Me (or simply It Takes People Like You) is an album by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos, released in 1968.
It was re-released on CD in 1997 by Sundazed Records with two bonus tracks, including the mono single version of the title track.
In his Allmusic review, critic Cub Koda wrote "By this time, Owens had found his groove, crafting one fine single after another, making each new album almost seem like a greatest-hits collection, even if every song wasn
"Jambalaya (On the Bayou) "is a song written and recorded by the American country singer Hank Williams that was first released in July of 1952.Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres.Williams recorded the song on June 13, 1952, his first recording session in six months, at Castle Studio in Nashville with backing provided by Jerry River
"How Long Will My Baby Be Gone" is a 1968 song written and recorded by Buck Owens. "How Long Will My Baby Be Gone" was the last of eight number ones on the country chart in a row for Buck Owens. The single spent a single week at number one and a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.The song is still performed at the Country Bear Jamboree attraction at certain Disney parks.
"Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" is a Christmas song co-written and recorded by Buck Owens. After its recording in 1965, the song has been covered by several country music artists, including Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, and Brad Paisley.
The song was released on November 8, 1965, with "All I Want for Christmas, Dear, Is You" on the B-side.It placed at number 2 on the yearly Christmas singles chart issued by Billboard at the time.
The song is about a child who has sneaked downstairs to catch a gl
Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006), professionally known as Buck Owens, 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, named after 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 p
"Gotta Travel On" is a song written by Paul Clayton, The Weavers, Larry Ehrlich, and Dave Lazer and performed by Billy Grammer. It reached #4 on the U.S. pop chart, #5 on the U.S. country chart, #6 in Australia, and #14 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1959.
The song ranked #53 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1959.
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