Daylight Video

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

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.