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    • Buck Owens - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Buddy Owens accepts the Poet's Award on behalf of Buck Owens at the 8th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Buck Owens - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Buddy Owens accepts the Poet's Award on behalf of Buck Owens at the 8th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Buck Owens - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Buddy Owens accepts the Poet's Award on behalf of Buck Owens at the 8th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Buck Owens - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Buddy Owens accepts the Poet's Award on behalf of Buck Owens at the 8th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    Buck Owens, along with Merle Haggard, was the leader of the Bakersfield sound, a twangy, electricified, rock-influenced interpretation of hardcore honky tonk that emerged in the '60s. Owens was the first bona fide country star to emerge from Bakersfield, scoring a total of 15 consecutive number one hits in the mid-'60s. In the process, he provided an edgy alternative to the string-laden ...more


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