Last year The Country Music Hall Of Fame started an exhibit
educating it’s visitors about the western coast “Bakersfield Sound” of the 1960’s that was entered into
the country music genre by the likes of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard and Red Simpson.
I recently went to see the exhibit and I really enjoyed myself there. It was VERY educational and narrated
by Dwight Yoakam. I enjoyed that as well, and I learned a lot.
This Saturday December 7th you can learn MORE with a paid admission.
There will be a trio of special programs offered to all guests that day.
Program 1: At 11 AM in the Ford Theater Willie Cantu former drummer for the Buckaroos and
ONLY surviving member of the classic 1960’s lineup will be joining the CURRENT Buckaroos
and Buck’s son Buddy Owens in a panel discussion entitled
The Buckaroos:Making Magic with Buck Owens.
The current Buckaroos that perform with Buddy Allen Owens are
Terry Christoffersen (steel guitar), Doyle Curtsinger (bass) and Jim Shaw (keyboards).
Program 2: At 1:30 p.m. in the Education Center, Poe will read from and discuss his latest book, Buck ‘Em: The Autobiography of Buck Owens. Using recorded reminiscences Owens left behind when he died in 2006, the book chronicles the singer’s life from his impoverished beginnings to superstardom. Following the book talk, Poe will sign copies of the book purchased from the Museum Store.
Program 3:Rounding off the day, at 2:30 p.m., is a Buckaroos concert in the CMA Theater. Cantu, Christofferson, Curtsinger and Shaw will join Buddy Alan Owens as he performs his father’s hits. James Intveld, Jim Lauderdale, Angaleena Presley, Sunny Sweeney and others will make guest appearances.
I’m REALLY SURE you’ll enjoy this WAY COOL program and learn things while you are at it.
The Hall has some really fun interactive video puzzles and games for everyone.
And there’s something for your stockings in the gift shop!