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  • Kevins List 10:29 pm on March 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: billy mize, bonnie owens, , buddy alan owens, , dolly holly, , , gene moles, , homer joy, jelly sanders, jim shaw, , oscar whittington, , terry christofferson, , the buckaroos, the strangers, the streets   

    The Bakersfield Sound Exhibit to Premier March 24 – 2012 in Nashville, TN 

    The Bakersfield Sound Exhibit is Opening in Nashville on March 24 - 2012, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country will begin an almost 2 year run at The Country Music Hall of Fame .

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  • Kevins List 2:50 pm on March 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Petroleum and Agriculture are the Bread and Butter of Bakersfield and Kern County 

    Bakersfield is one of the fastest growing cities in California with a population of over 350,000 people that qualifies it as the 11th largest city in California and the 51th largest in the United States (according to the 2010 census) It is also the capitol of Kern County – one of the richest agricultural regions in the world, as well as the most prolific oil-producing county in the country. In fact, Kern County agriculture produces more food than most states, and if Kern were a state all its own it would would rank just behind Alaska, Texas and Louisiana as the fourth largest oil-producing region in the entire country.

    Oil and Agriculture are the Bread and Butter of Bakersfield, Ca and Kern County

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  • Kevins List 11:00 pm on March 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , fender telecaster, guitars, honky tonks, lucky spot, , , red simpson. the bakersfield sound, songwriters, songwriting, , , truckers, trucks   

    Dwight Yoakam singing Close Up The Honky Tonks, a classic country song made famous by the late, great Buck Owens …it was written by Red Simpson, the legendary songwriter from Bakersfield, California…Red wrote many songs for and with Buck Owens, also he wrote songs recorded by Merle Haggard, Junior Brown and countless others.

    He scored a big hit in the 70′s with the self penned classic “Hello, I’m a Truck”…Simpson is being honored in Nashville this spring at the country music hall of fame when the exhibit about The Bakersfield Sound opens. It is titled, The Bakersfield Sound, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country…it runs through 2013, the audio tour is narrated by Dwight Yoakam.

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  • Kevins List 3:13 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Buck Owens Gold Record – 5 Million Sold in 1967! 

    Buck Owens sold 5 million records in 1967, this was a phenomenal feat back in that era. Country music radio stations were not as plentiful as today, and the market wasn’t as broad. But Buck Owens and his band the Buckaroos, with Don Rich as his lead guitarist, Willie Cantu on drums, Dolly Holly on bass guitar, and Tom Brumley on pedal steel guitar were the greatest 5 piece band in country music history. They sold out major venues all over the world, including a live concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Live at the White House for President Lyndon B. Johnson, Live albums in Norway, New Zealand, Japan, Live at the London Palladium, and of course live albums in Las Vegas. Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and the Bakersfield Sound are being honored in a exhibit at the country music hall of fame in Nashville, Tennessee, this extensive exhibit that encompasses 5 thousand square feet is a must see for country music fans and music fans in general. They will be able to learn about how much of an impact the Bakersfield Sound had on artists from all music genres. Dwight Yoakam is the narrator of the audio portion of the tour, and also the video portion, with hundreds of photographs, instruments, and artifacts from the Bakersfield Sound musicians, singers, and songwriters, this is a great honor for Bakersfield. It starts in late March and runs through the latter part of 2013, it’s about time the Bakersfield Sound was honored in this fashion…hope to see you there!

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