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Announcing: All-Star Tribute To Late Country Music Legend Buck Owens

  • Announcing: All-Star Tribute To Late Country Music Legend Buck Owens
    08.31.07

    World-famous artists from all walks of popular music will join together to salute the late Buck Owens in a special performance during the ACM Awards show, which will air on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 8:00 pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

    Dwight Yoakam, ZZ Top guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons, Brad Paisley, Buddy Alan (son of Buck & Bonnie Owens), original Buck Owens & The Buckaroos steel guitarist Tom Brumley, Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and blink-182/+44 drummer Travis Barker will all play together in the tribute. Vince Vaughn will introduce the segment.

    Buck Owens, a legendary country music artist with twenty-one No. 1 country music hits during his long career, passed away on March 25th of this year. The tribute will not only salute his music, but his status as a true ambassador of country music. He was the ACM's very first Top Male Vocalist winner, in 1965. He was also honored with the Academy's most respected honor, the Pioneer Award, in 1998.

    "Losing Buck Owens was a real blow to this community, and we wanted to do something special to show the world just how important he was to country music," said Bob Romeo, Executive Director, Academy of Country Music. "We've gotten some fantastic artists together, from all different musical genres, and they're going to honor the man with a musical performance you will never forget.”

on August 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

World-famous artists from all walks of popular music will join together to salute the late Buck Owens in a special performance during the ACM Awards show, which will air on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 8:00 pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

Dwight Yoakam, ZZ Top guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons, Brad Paisley, Buddy Alan (son of Buck & Bonnie Owens), original Buck Owens & The Buckaroos steel guitarist Tom Brumley, Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and blink-182/+44 drummer Travis Barker will all play together in the tribute. Vince Vaughn will introduce the segment.

Buck Owens, a legendary country music artist with twenty-one No. 1 country music hits during his long career, passed away on March 25th of this year. The tribute will not only salute his music, but his status as a true ambassador of country music. He was the ACM's very first Top Male Vocalist winner, in 1965. He was also honored with the Academy's most respected honor, the Pioneer Award, in 1998.

"Losing Buck Owens was a real blow to this community, and we wanted to do something special to show the world just how important he was to country music," said Bob Romeo, Executive Director, Academy of Country Music. "We've gotten some fantastic artists together, from all different musical genres, and they're going to honor the man with a musical performance you will never forget.”

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