homer joy http://kvpr.org en 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