Dwight Yoakam Plans Buck Owens Tribute CD

Dwight Yoakam will release Dwight Sings Buck, a tribute to Buck Owens, on Oct. 23 on New West Records. “After his death, it was the clearest way I could express my love for him and acknowledge the depth of our friendship,” Yoakam said. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Buck Owens American Music Foundation, a charity that helps preserve the Bakersfield sound and Owens’ legacy. The first single will be “Close Up the Honky Tonks.” The 15 tracks include “My Heart Skips a Beat,” “Act Naturally,” “Cryin’ Time” and “Love’s Gonna Live Here.”