Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Buck Owens.
I am glad Buck and I got to spend some time together on his recent west coast tour. He was a wonderful friend and he will be dearly missed.
The Country Music Hall of Famer died of an apparent heart attack just hours after performing Friday night (March 24) at his Crystal Palace restaurant, club and museum in Bakersfield, Calif., according to his longtime spokesman, Jim Shaw. Owens celebrated friends and icons such as George Jones and Merle Haggard less than a year ago when commemorated them with bronze statues at the Crystal Palace. For more on Buck Owens life and music click here
by Charlton Wiggins
March 22, 2006
George Jones is one of the most recognizable names in the world of entertainment: his voice defines country music and his life is the essence of a country song. Throughout a long and illustrious career, he has been—and remains today—the heart and soul of country music. In his fifty plus years of performing, the man nicknamed “The Possum” has lived out his life in song, never holding back, never staying down when beaten, and never trying to sing something that isn’t him. Like a fine sword that has been forged in fire, tempered, sharpened, scarred from battle and finally revered by admirers, George Jones has reached the pinnacles of both life and career. more!
Nashville, TN (3/20/06)—Despite other reports, GEORGE JONES remains signed to and continues to record for BANDIT RECORDS, a label he co-founded and is a partner in. Keith Stegall also remains Jones’ producer of choice.
Jones has agreed to record one song as a ‘guest artist’ for Category 5 Records as part of a tribute album they are producing to honor Jones’ long and remarkable career.
“We agreed to cooperate and assist Category 5 Records in their efforts to pay homage to George Jones,” said Evelyn Shriver. We will let you George Jones Fan’s know more when the project is released.
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