Monday, March 27, 2006

Hall of Fame Member Buck Owens Dies
Music hall of fame member and radio station owner Buck Owens died Saturday morning at his home in Bakersfield, CA. The reason of his death is unknown at this time but his family said it was in his sleep.

Owens was born August 12, 1929 in Sherman, Texas. He and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in hopes to find a better life for themselves. Later they moved to the San Joaquin Valley, in California to do farm work. Owens found a way out of his family’s poverty through his music.

In 1951 he moved to Bakerfield, CA and soon enough Owens was a member of ‘Bill Woods & The Orange Blossom Playboys’, one of the hottest honky tonk bands. Owens started playing the Fender Telecaster guitar, and soon he was doing recording sessions for Capitol Records, but unfortunately did not bring any hits.

Owens moved to Tacoma, Washington where he started a career in broadcasting, where he had a live TV show, was a part time DJ, and even played gigs in the local area.

Buck Owens returned to Bakersfield until his death this past Saturday.

“From 1962 to 1968 Buck released a series of #1 records that established him as one of the greatest country entertainers of all time.” –

This is a great example of a press release because it tells the country community that an icon has passed away. This will not only affect Owens’ family but all the fans and people that have worked with him.

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