Monday, April 03, 2006

2,000 Family, Friends, and Fans Attend Buck Owens’ Funeral

With the alter covered in flower arrangements and a standing room only funeral, Buck Owens’ memory lives on in fans, family and in young musicians that Owens’ served as mentors for. They spoke about advice and how candid Owens was to them about their talent and career.
Brad Paisley spoke of how great a business man Owens was, and Dwight Yoakam said how he was told that his ability to hit a low note was all he had going for him. All of his critiques where left in those young artists memories and in the hearts of fans and family alike, always affecting the world around him.
Owens was not only a good business man but also very generous. When the church needed a new van he donated one, also was a supporter of the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
A country legend, father and mentor passed away, someone who made a difference in many people’s lives.
This is a wonderful example of public relations. How people that have gotten to know each other through past experiences and stayed in touch, this is past networking and media relationships. These people genuinely did care and took what other people in the field said seriously. A country legend has past away and the response from not only the family and fans but from the people he was a mentor to make people notice what an impact a person can have on others.
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