1. Bakersfield, California, has become famous for its own brand of country music, with such stars as Merle Haggard and Buck Owens given credit for putting the town on the musical map. But they evolved through a music scene that was wild and wide-open during the 1950s and 60s, and Ed Ward has the story today.

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    Bakersfield, California, has become famous for its own brand of country music, with such stars as Merle Haggard and Buck Owens given credit for putting the town on the musical map. But they evolved through a music scene that was wild and wide-open during the 1950s and 60s, and Ed Ward has the story today.

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  1. Before he became famous, Buck Owens found his voice in Bakersfield, CA. View in High-Res

    Before he became famous, Buck Owens found his voice in Bakersfield, CA.

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