Trivia: Buck Owens

  • Career Resurrection: Dwight Yoakam sang a duet with Buck on "Streets of Bakersfield" in 1988, which gave Owens his first chart action in over six years and his first #1 since 1972.
  • Creator Backlash: In a posthumous tell-all book called Buck 'Em!, Owens stated that he disliked hosting Hee Haw, but did it for Money, Dear Boy:
    "I couldn’t justify turning down that big paycheck for just a few weeks work twice a year…So, I kept whoring myself out to that cartoon donkey."