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Preston Smith

Preston Smith with Buck Owens

At Governor Smith's inaugural ball, country music stars provided the entertainment. Here, Smith jokes with Buck Owens. At the time, Owens' honky-tonk band was one of the hottest acts in country music. Best known for his song "Act Naturally," Owens had pioneered an electrified sound and driving rhythm new to country music.

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