Legends In Bronze Statue Presentation
Legends In Bronze: was held at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif . A huge stage was constructed as well as bleachers and chairs to accommodate over 7,000 fans. At great expense to himself Buck Owens contracted sculptor Bill Rains to create bronze statues of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Strait, George Jones, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams Sr., Bob Wills, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks which will be presented and on view in the future at the Crystal Palace.
George Jones, Merle Haggard and Garth Brooks were in attendance as well as Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Dierks Bentley and Joe Nichols all of whom performed for the audience.
Executive Producer: Jim Shaw