By Eileen Sisk

ISBN-10: 1556527683

ISBN-13: 9781556527685

ISBN-10: 1613743351

ISBN-13: 9781613743355

Retracing the lifetime of greenback Owens—from his poverty-stricken youth as the son of a sharecropper to at least one of the nation’s best-loved and wealthiest entertainers—this biography can pay tribute to the guy and his tune by means of revealing his genius, his heat, his humor, his vulnerabilities, and his flaws. it truly is in keeping with own resources, including original and latter-day Buckaroos, the cohost and the manufacturer of Hee Haw, the previous president of Capitol Nashville, and diverse state singers, relations, ex-wives, ex-lovers, and ex-employees. the result's a 360-degree profile of a intelligent businessman—the polar contrary of the aw-shucks snapshot he cultivated on Hee Haw. Owens used to be the top-selling nation act of the 1960s—with 21 number-one hits and 35 consecutive top-10 hits from 1962 to 1972, a complete exceeded basically by means of the Beatles. One of his significant contributions to this period used to be his invention of the Bakersfield sound, blending electrical guitars with a rock 'n' roll beat, which became popular with kingdom and rock fanatics alike. This biography info the rift greenback had with the Nashville institution, his purposes for never becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the variety of occasions greenback married, the reality approximately dollar posing within the nude for Playgirl, and his strained yet specialist dating with Hee Haw cohost Roy Clark.

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