Buck Owens Autobiography “Buck ’Em!” Hits Stores Today
Fellow country star Dwight Yoakam also contributes to the book.
Seven years after country music lost one of its most loved icons—Buck Owens—an autobiography about his life and career will be released. Buck ’Em! will hit stores on Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Backbeat Books.
Buck started working on the book in the late ’90s by documenting pinnacle moments on cassette tapes, totaling close to 100 hours of memories and his life story. In the book, Buck recalls everything from his early days wearing hand-me-down clothing in Texas to becoming one of the biggest stars in country music.
Fellow country star Dwight Yoakam also contributes to the book, assembled by author Randy Poe, by penning the preface. Dwight considered Buck a dear friend and also a mentor in the music business. “The stream of stories throughout this book captures, with an uncanny accuracy, the way I heard Buck speak whenever he told a story to someone,” Dwight writes in the book.
In addition to the book, a two-CD set titled Buck 'Em!: The Music of Buck Owens (1955–1967) will also be released to accompany the autobiography. Both will be made available on Tuesday, Nov. 5.