Brian Gary, TSM

Buck Owens was one of my first influences in the entertainment world. He passed away on this date in 2006 in his sleep. My parents had his albums all the time and we didn't miss and episode of Hee Haw. That red, white and blue guitar Buck played was as iconic as he

was. He influenced so many stars, perhaps none more than Dwight Yoakam. Dwight gave a wonderful speech at Buck's funeral which I have included in this piece. Enjoy a trip back into the history of country music and check out my favorite Buck Owens classics here.