Buck Owens & The Buckaroos to Be Celebrated at Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will offer a trio of special programs dedicated to Buck Owens and his band, the Buckaroos, on Saturday, December 7. The programs, which are in support of the exhibition The Bakersfield Sound:  Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, are included with museum admission and are free [...] Read More

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Give Fans Chance to Be a “Buckaroo” or a “Stranger”

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield album, a tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, two of Bakersfield’s most prominent artists, is now available. To celebrate the release and extend the listening experience, an interactive website, http://www.roadtobakersfield.com, has been launched to bring fans into the sights and styles of the Bakersfield Sound. Read our review [...] Read More

The Time Was Right for Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin will release Bakersfield, a tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, two of the most prominent voices from the “Bakersfield Sound,” on July 30. The pair share producer credits and recorded the project in just two days at Vince’s home studio. Read our review of Bakersfield >> “Vince and Paul [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield

Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and renowned pedal steel player Paul Franklin go deep inside the California Country vault on Bakersfield, paying tribute to the city’s legendary sons Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Pulling five songs from each artist, and all from 1961 -1974, Bakersfield twangs hard with a classic sound as reliable [...] Read More

Jason Aldean, Guy Clark, Blake Shelton & More Announced as ACM Awards Off-Camera Winners

Today, the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, due to time constraints. The ceremony will be telecast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed [...] Read More