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August 12, 2014 8:48 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Buck Owens, pioneer of the Bakersfield Sound, was born 85 years ago today. Here he is in 1966 performing a song with one of the best country music choruses ever: “Waitin’ In Your Welfare Line.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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