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THIS IS BAKERSFIELD: TRIBUTE TO BAKERSFIELD SOUND

This is Bakersfield: Tribute to Bakersfield SoundBAKERSFIELD – Bakersfield is getting first dibs on a new album by country music stars Vince Gill and Paul Franklin. It’s called “Bakersfield” and the musicians pay tribute to Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and the Bakersfield Sound. KUZZ listeners get to hear it all in a special program Friday…

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ROUGHSTOCK ALBUM REVIEW: VINCE GILL & PAUL FRANKLIN – BAKERSFIELD

Album Review: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – Bakersfield | Country Music Reviews, Taylor Swift to Lady Antebellum | Roughstock.comSigned to MCA Nashville for many years, Vince Gill and the label briefly parted ways a few years back only to have Gill be invited to rejoin the label when the new management team took over….

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GILL BOWS DOWN TO BUCK, MERLE

Gill bows down to Buck, MerleBakersfield doesn’t see much of Vince Gill in the flesh, but his spirit took up permanent residence in the city the first time he heard a Buck Owens song. Later that musical kinship would extend to Merle Haggard, who, like Owens, was a star practitioner of the Bakersfield Sound, the…

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KUZZ GETS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH GILL

BY JENNIFER SELF Californian lifestyles editor jself@bakersfield.com Setting aside an hour of radio time to play a new album that pays respects to the man who founded the station seems like the most obvious decision in the history of no-brainers. Not so, said the disc jockey who scored an interview with Vince Gill and Paul Franklin,…

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GAC ALBUM REVIEW: VINCE GILL & PAUL FRANKLIN’S BAKERSFIELD

GAC Album Review: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s BakersfieldCountry Music Hall of Famer and renowned pedal steel player Paul Franklin go deep inside the California Country vault on Bakersfield, paying tribute to the city’s legendary sons Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Pulling five songs from each artist, and all from 1961 -1974, Bakersfield twangs hard…