As Owens (1929-2006) mentions numerous times in this autobiography — drawn largely verbatim from nearly 100 hours of recently-discovered taped reminisces — his 17 seasons as co-host of the cornpone country comedy/music show Hee Haw fattened his wallet and made him a household name. But it also damaged his reputation and album sales among country fans who had sent him to the top of the charts almost 20 times in the ’60s before the cameras rolled. He would have a total of 21 No. 1 hits, the last being Dwight Yoakam duet “Streets of Bakersfield” in the ’80s.

Buck ‘Em, is the new Buck Owens Biography put together by music executive and journalist Randy Poe (Skydog: The Duane Allman Story, Stalking the Red Headed Stranger) read more in a Houston Press blog review