Buck Owens: Inside the private, sensational world of a country star

Sep 8, 2010

Buck Owens was the top-selling country artist of the 1960's, and his musical style- called the Bakersfield Sound after his adopted hometown- countered the slick overproduction of Nashville country with electric guitars and a rock and roll backbeat. Later, Owens solidified his celebrity as the co-host of the variety show Hee Haw for 17 years. But behind the "bumpkin" persona perceived onscreen, Owens was a controlling, shrewd businessman with a scandalous appetite for women. In her new biography, Eileen Sisk takes a behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of the country superstar.

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