Dwight Sings Buck

Release Date: 
October 23, 2007
New West Records
Release Type: 
  1. My Heart Skips A Beat
  2. Foolin’ Around
  3. I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
  4. Only You
  5. Act Naturally
  6. Down On The Corner Of Love
  7. Cryin’ Time
  8. Above And Beyond
  9. Love’s Gonna Live Here
  10. Close Up The Honky Tonks
  11. Under Your Spell Again
  12. Your Tender Loving Care
  13. Excuse Me (I Think I’ve Got A Heartache)
  14. Think Of Me
  15. Together Again

Since Yoakam built much of his vocal style around that of the late Bakersfield master, and recorded with him on occasion, the two collaborating most famously on Owens's own work ('Streets of Bakersfield'), it is only natural that Yoakam do a whole album of Buck Owens' songs. Dwight Sings Buck moves briskly for 15 tracks, since 10 of them run under three minutes. Yoakam, who also produced the album, keeps the production shiny, punchy, and faithful to the golden age of honky-tonk. Adding just enough Dwight - and a little Elvis - to Buck's songs show that imitation may indeed be the sincerest form of flattery.