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Buck Owens

Biography

American county singer using the group the Buckaroos, known for pioneering the Bakersfield Audio. He could play the fiddle as well as the metal guitar. He made a decision he wished to end up being known as Buck at age four. He was the co-host of the show on the air known as Buck and Britt. He released ten #1 nation albums from 1963 to 1968. He wedded his 4th wife, Jennifer Smith, in 1979. He hosted the traditional western Television series Hee Haw with Roy Clark from 1969 to 1986.

Quick Facts


Full Name Buck Owens
Date Of Birth August 12, 1929
Died March 25, 2006, Bakersfield, California, United States
Place Of Birth Sherman, TX
Height 1.83 m
Profession Country Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Jennifer Smith, Jana Jae, Phyllis Buford, Bonnie Owens
Children Buddy Alan
Parents Alvis Edgar Owens, Sr., Maicie Azel Ellington
Siblings Dorothy Owens, Melvin Owens, Mary McKinney
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Awards Jim Reeves International Award, Academy of Country Music Awards Poet's Award
Music Groups The Buckaroos
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Songwriter of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Television Personality, Academy of Country Music Award for Man of the Year
Movies From Nashville With Music, The Hee Haw Collection: Vol. 7, Best of Country Live, Buck Owens: Live from Austin, Texas
TV Shows Hee Haw, Buck Owens' Ranch Show, Music Country USA
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Ex-wife 'Bonnie Owens' died shortly after Buck of complications from Alzheimer's disease. They remained friends after their divorce.
3Mentioned in the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit "Lookin' Out My Back Door."
4Father of Buddy Alan.
5Over a 25-year span, had 21 No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart. The biggest of those, 1963's "Love's Gonna Live Here," spent 16 weeks at No. 1 and was the last to stay atop the charts as long. That song's reign was interrupted once -- in October when Ernest Ashworth's "Talk Back Tremblin' Lips" took over for one week.
6Members of the Buckaroos: Don Rich (guitar), Doyle Holly (bass), Tom Brumley (steel guitar) and Willie Cantu (drums). The Buckaroos also had several of their own albums.
7Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996. Dwight Yoakam gave his induction speech.
8Got his nickname "Buck" at age three from a favorite horse.
9Buck had recorded his own version of "Streets of Bakersfield" in 1972. That album cut became a major No. 1 hit as a duet with Dwight Yoakam in the summer of 1988.
10Opened the Crystal Palace restuarant and perfomance hall in his adopted hometown of Bakersfield, California.
11He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
12Buck has three sons named Buddy, Michael and Johnny.
13Born at 5:00am-CDT
14He had throat cancer in 1993, and lost part of his tongue.
15His band was called "The Buckaroos".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keeping Up with the Joneses2016performer: "HELLO TROUBLE"
My All-American2015performer: "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail" / writer: "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail"
A Walk in the Woods2015writer: "I Don't Care Just As Long As You Love Me"
Daily Ukulele2014TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Crazy Heart2009performer: "Hello Trouble" 1962
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Gentlemen Broncos2009performer: "Act Naturally"
Crook & Chase2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hangover2009writer: "Rhythm and Booze"
The Marty Stuart Show2008-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Las Vegas2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best of Country Live!2006Video performer: "Sam's Place", "Your Tender Loving Care" / writer: "Your Tender Loving Care"
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Act Naturally"
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland2006Documentary performer: "Streets of Bakersfield"
RV2006performer: "Buckaroo"
The Devil's Rejects2005performer: "Satan's Gotta Get Along without Me" / writer: "Satan's Gotta Get Along without Me"
Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino2004lyrics: "Together Again" / music: "Together Again"
Dear Frankie2004writer: "The Great White Horse" 1970
House of 1000 Corpses2003performer: "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass" / writer: "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass"
Capturing the Friedmans2003Documentary performer: "Act Naturally"
Jackass: The Movie2002Documentary performer: "Made In Japan"
Remember the Titans2000performer: "Act Naturally"
Big Eden2000performer: "Together Again" / writer: "Together Again"
Tumbleweeds1999performer: "My Heart Skips a Beat" / writer: "My Heart Skips a Beat"
Chasers1994performer: "CRYIN' TIME" / writer: "CRYIN' TIME"
The Beverly Hillbillies1993writer: "TOGETHER AGAIN", "CRYING TIME"
Indecent Proposal1993"Cryin' Time"
For All Mankind1989Documentary performer: "Act Naturally" / writer: "Act Naturally"
Sweet Dreams1985writer: "Foolin' 'Round"
Top of the Pops1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
13th Annual Music City News Awards1979TV Special lyrics: "On The Cover of The Music City News" parody of "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone"
Hardcore1979writer: "Precious Memories"
What's Behind the Groupies?1975performer: "Big in Vegas" - uncredited / writer: "Big in Vegas" - uncredited
Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments1973TV Special writer: "Cryin' Time"
Hee HawTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1972 writer - 1 episode, 1969
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1971 writer - 1 episode, 1971
Elvis: That's the Way It Is1970Documentary writer: "Cryin' Time"
Music SceneTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1969
From Nashville with Music1969performer: "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail", "Act Naturally" / writer: "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail"
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Jimmy Dean Show1963TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country Style, U.S.A.1960TV Series short performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ChalkZone2002TV SeriesChalk Dad
Christmas at Sea World1981TV Movie
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieSheriff Tim MacSkye
From Nashville with Music1969Buck Owens

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell2000executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disappearing Bakersfield2012in memory of
Desert Rose2009Short in memory of
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland2006Documentary in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland2006DocumentaryHimself
Legends in Bronze Concert2005VideoHimself
CMT: The Greatest - Greatest City Songs2005TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
30th Annual Country Music Association Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits1993TV SpecialHimself
Hot Country Nights1991TV SeriesHimself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974-1988TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1969-1986TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Dukes of Hazzard1981TV SeriesHimself
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1976TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1975TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Music Country U.S.A.1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The Johnny Cash Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651968TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Jackie Gleason Show1967TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Buck Owens' Ranch Show1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
Where the Action Is1966TV SeriesHimself
The Jimmy Dean Show1963-1966TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Singer
Country Music on Broadway1965Himself
Country Style, U.S.A.1960TV Series shortHimself - Singer
Cal's Corral1959TV SeriesHimself - Musician (1959-1972)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Workin' Man Blues2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Crook & Chase2009TV SeriesHimself
My Music: Country Pop Legends2006TV MovieHimself
Best of Country Live!2006VideoHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
For All Mankind1989DocumentaryHimself

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#Trademark
1Always played a guitar that was painted in a striped pattern of red, white and blue.
2The Bakersfield Sound

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