Dwight Yoakam gives Buck Owens the tribute treatment
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
– Dwight Yoakam will release "Dwight Sings Buck," a 15-song tribute album to his mentor Buck Owens, Oct. 23 on New West.
"After his death, it was the clearest way I could express my love for him and acknowledge the depth of our friendship" said Yoakam on why he chose to record an album of Owens songs.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will be donated by Yoakam and New West Records to the "Buck Owens American Music Foundation" a charity devoted to the preservation of the Bakersfield sound and the Buck Owens legacy.
"Close Up The Honky Tonks" will be released as the album's first single.
The disc includes 11 top 5 hits, 8 having hit number 1 on the country charts: "Act Naturally," "My Heart Skips A Beat," "I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)," "Only You (Can Break My Heart)," "Love's Gonna Live Here," "Your Tender Loving Care," "Think of Me," and "Together Again."
The complete song list is:
My Heart Skips A Beat
I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
Down On The Corner Of Love
Above And Beyond
Love's Gonna Live Here
Close Up The Honky Tonks
Under Your Spell Again
Your Tender Loving Care
Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache)
Think Of Me
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