Back when Buck Owens was a struggling guitar player, bouncing around the bars of Bakersfield, Tommy Collins heard him and hired him for his band. When Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson heard Buck's skills during a Collins recording session, he was so impressed that he began using him on other artists' sessions regularly and signed him to the label as a solo artist. With Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins, Buck acknowledged the career boost given to him by Tommy and repaid the favor by recording twelve of his favorite Collins compositions. As you listen to Buck's renditions of Collins classics like "If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin'," you'll hear the obvious respect he has for his former employer's repertoire. You'll also hear a singer and guitarist at the top of his game, ably abetted by top-notch instrumentalists, including longtime Buckaroo Don Rich. Whatcha gonna do now? Listen to this amazing album, of course!
Also available as a digital download on iTunes.