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Country Classic Flashback to Feature Buck Owens

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Each Wednesday at 8 a.m. I join Cindy and Doug on the morning show for the Country Classic Flashback.  We take a trip down memory lane to highlight a country legend.  This week we feature Buck Owens.

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. was on born August 12, 1929.  He was a singer, songwriter and guitarist who literally ruled country music in the 1960′s.  He had dozens of chart topping singles including I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail, Act Naturally and My Heart Skips a Beat.

In total, he had 21 #1 hits on the Billboard Country Music Charts.  He, along with his band, the Buckaroos, pioneered what became known as the Bakersfield sound which is in reference to Bakersfield, California.  He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Aside from singing, Buck was also a fixture on the television show Hee Haw with Roy Clark.  He also owned several radio stations in the southwest.

He was married a total of four times.  Three ended in divorce and one was annulled.  He has three sons: Buddy Alan, Johnny and Michael.

He passed away in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on March 25, 2006.

The Country Classic Flashback is brought to you by Midwest Machinery on East Highway 23 in Sauk Rapids with eight other locations around Central MN.

For more of your classic country favorites tune in to the Country Classic Show each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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