Thursday, August 29, 2013
Ranch Radio Song Of The Day #1088
Alvis E. "Buck" Owens was born in Sherman, Texas on August 12, 1929, but raised in Mesa Arizona. He taught himself guitar and quit school in the 8th grade. Owens co-hosted a radio show called Buck and Britt in the 40s and moved to Bakersfield in 1951. He signed a recording contract with Capitol in 1957 and also served as a session musician backing up Tennessee Ernie Ford, Faron Young, Tommy Duncan, Tommy Collins, Wanda Jackson, Del Reeves and others. In 1958 he formed The Buckaroos (with Merle Haggard on base) and they had 3 songs make the top ten, but his first #1 song was Act Naturally, which is today's offering.