Friday, May 06, 2005


Buck Owens has big plans for Bakersfield. He’s planning on adding four new, “larger-than-life bronze statues at the Crystal Palace May 25.” According to the paper, the statues will be of Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Willie Nelson. All four honorees are scheduled to attend the event. The Crystal Palace currently has statues of Johnny Cash and Buck himself and there are plans to add more in future.

The Crystal Palace is quite a sight. It’s sort of like the Disneyland of country music, but on a much smaller scale. If you’ve never been there you really should give it a try sometime.