Owens, Buck

From Astro-Databank
Revision as of 23:58, 28 November 2012 by Nick (talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Portrait of Buck Owens (click to view image source)
Buck Owens
(to view image author and license, click here)
Owens, Buck Gender: M
Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr.
born on 12 August 1929 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Sherman, Texas, 33n38, 96w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°14' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°34 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 08°53'


American musician, a country-western singer, songwriter and guitarist who also played trumpet and saxophone. A self-taught guitarist heavily influenced by the country music of his childhood, he teamed up with Theryl Ray Britten in 1945. The guitar-strumming duo played mainly on radio and in local venues.

Owens moved to California in 1951 where he joined various other musicians and made a few records. In 1957 he signed a contract with Capitol Records. Many of his recordings in the 1960s found an appreciative audience. He became the host of television show, "Hee-Haw" in 1969, keeping that job for 15 years while continuing recording his music.

In 1996 he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Death came in his sleep on March 25, 2006 in Bakersfield, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1957 (Contract with Capitol Records)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1969 (Host of "Hee-Haw")

Source Notes

Steinbrecher has memo quotes birth certificate in hand from county clerk. He notes that the birth was six miles northwest of Sherman.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western (C&w singer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist)