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