If you read me on a regular basis, you know that a lot of my young life was about performing Country Music with my brothers. While it was something I wasn’t all that interested in and didn’t want to do, I did get to meet some famous Country Music artists.
One of those artists was Buck Owens. He was a big deal in the 1960’s and one time, we were on the same bill with him and his band in a club just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.
To say I was a big Buck Owens fan wouldn’t be telling the truth. Looking back now, I can see the fact that he was a good songwriter and an even better businessman, but when it came to his music, he just didn’t do much for me.
My brothers and I got to meet him in that club just outside of Cincinnati. Actually, it was outside the club itself and just outside Buck’s tour bus. The owner of the club introduced us to Buck who seemed tired but was very polite and nice to three little boys. I remember his firm handshake.
“I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail” was one of his biggest hits. Anybody want to go back to the 1960’s and listen and watch? That’s a YouTube video up there at the top of this post.
We’ll be back here on Sunday.