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Jana Jae & Her Blue Fiddle, Hee Haw Regular & Buck Owens ex Wife

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Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, and his co-host, Neil Haley as they interview fiddle player, and Hee Haw regular, Jana Jae, Between 1967 and 1970, she was married, raised two children, was divorced and resumed a musical career, winning national fiddle championships in 1973 and 1974. In 1974, while playing in a bluegrass band, she was heard by Buck Owens. When, in 1975, Don Rich died in a motorcycle accident, she replaced him in Owens’ Buckeroos and regularly played with them on tour and on Hee Haw. In 1977, after recording a solo album of Owens’ songs without permission, she was sacked, but later, she and Owens married. It proved a stormy relationship. First, Owens divorced her; they then remarried, but soon afterwards she divorced Owens. She continued to play with him until 1979, when she became a solo artist and recorded for Lark Records