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Buck Owens Quotes

Buck Owens Quotes & Quotations
Buck Owens
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    And I said, 'Why not? It's the truth! Why can't I say I'm a Beatles fan?' I used to get criticized for that. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
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    I am who I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 3
    I didn't say I wasn't gonna do rockabilly. I just said I ain't gonna sing no song that ain't a country song. I won't be known as anything but a country singer. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 4
    I enjoyed the Hee Haw people, but from 1980 on I didn't enjoy it and thought about leavin', and thought, hell, it's an easy job and pays wonderful. I kinda just prostituted myself for their money. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 5
    I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 6
    I was always very grateful to 'em and am grateful to 'em now. I went back a couple of years ago and did their 20th anniversary show. But the longer I stayed on Hee Haw, the worse things got for me musically. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
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    I'd like just to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs, and had a hell of a time. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 8
    I'm in an absolute frenzy towards doing as many things as I can that I want to do today. The rest can wait till tomorrow, next week, if I'm around we'll take a look. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 9
    If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 10
    Lady Limelight is a jealous lady. She wants all of your attention. You don't have any time to think of anything else but Lady Limelight, because pretty soon that light will be shinning on somebody else. So you better do it while you can. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 11
    My mother told me on several different occasions that she was livin' her dream vicariously through me. She once said that I was getting' to do all the things that she would have wanted to have done. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 12
    That was where my dream began to take hold, of not havin' to pick cotton and potatoes, and not havin' to be uncomfortable, too hot or too cold. That in itself had driven me to try to find some better way of life. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 13
    The last 16 years of my daddy's life, he got to work for me, and that made him his own boss and he like that. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 14
    The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 15
    We were sharecroppers - we were a little bit of everything. We farmed and tried to make something. Buck-OwensBuck Owens
  • 16
    You get up about 2-3 o'clock in the morning and get through about 7 or 8 and 12 hours later you start all over. That's the worst kind of work a person can do. You have to do these two shifts to get one day. Buck-OwensBuck Owens