country music http://kvpr.org en 'Buck 'Em!' Brings New Insights Into The Life And Music Of Buck Owens http://kvpr.org/post/buck-em-brings-new-insights-life-and-music-buck-owens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Buck Owens was one of the giants of country music, helping to define a rough and ready sound that will forever be linked with the city that Owens called home – Bakersfield. While Owens died in 2006, his legacy lives on. Now a new book titled <a href="http://www.halleonardbooks.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=333129&amp;lid=3&amp;seriesfeature=&amp;menuid=9343&amp;subsiteid=168&amp;">“Buck 'Em: The Autobiography of Buck Owens”</a> tells his story. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 02:10:03 +0000 Joe Moore 27013 at http://kvpr.org 'Buck 'Em!' Brings New Insights Into The Life And Music Of Buck Owens Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield Sound' With New CD, Tour http://kvpr.org/post/vince-gill-and-paul-franklin-embrace-bakersfield-sound-new-cd-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the </span>honky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>tonks<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of </span>Oildale<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to&nbsp; concert halls across the world, the hard driving, guitar driven country music that came out of Kern County – known as the "Bakersfield Sound" - has captured millions of fans across the world. Superstars like the late Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not to mention hundreds of other musicians made Bakersfield, at least for a few decades, a true rival of Nashville’s famed music row. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:33:46 +0000 Joe Moore 23394 at http://kvpr.org Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield Sound' With New CD, Tour Homer Joy, 'Streets of Bakersfield" Songwriter Dies http://kvpr.org/post/homer-joy-streets-bakersfield-songwriter-dies <p></p><p>Homer Joy, the songwriter behind the Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam hit “The Streets of Bakersfield” has died. Joy was a talented performer in his own right, and a leading figure in the so-called Bakersfield Sound movement of country music. &nbsp;</p><p>Owens’ own recording of The Streets of Bakersfield in the 1970’s went largely unnoticed, but his 1988 remake with Yoakam hit number one on the Billboard music country charts.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:15:34 +0000 Joe Moore 3871 at http://kvpr.org Homer Joy, 'Streets of Bakersfield" Songwriter Dies