The Buckaroos were Buck Owens' backing band, led at its peak by Buck's lieutenant, Don Rich. That peak was the '60s through the early '70s, the time when Buck Owens was the biggest star in country and then a genuine television star thanks to Hee Haw, the cornpone knockoff of Laugh-In that started on CBS and thrived in syndication. So popular was Buck Owens that three or four Buck LPs a year weren't enough to satisfy the market. The Buckaroos stepped in to fill the void, releasing two LPs a year between 1967 and 1971. The first of these, 1966's The Buck Owens Song Book, was the most popular, peaking at ten on the Billboard country charts, and 1968 saw the group enter the lower reaches of the Country Top 40 with "I'm Coming Back Home to Stay," but the group always delivered one thing well: Bakersfield country for fans who couldn't get enough Buck.