Former Buckaroo Jerry Brightman Passes
March 18, 2015 at 1:50 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS extends sympathies to family and friends of JERRY BRIGHTMAN, onetime pedal steel player for BUCK OWENS and the BUCKAROOS, who passed away at his home in CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH on MONDAY, MARCH 9th. BRIGHTMAN was 61.
From 1972-1975, BRIGHTMAN was a member of OWENS’ famous backup band, helping record 16 albums, touring the world and appearing on the TV series, “Hee Haw,” which OWENS hosted.
After stepping away from the band in 1976, BRIGHTMAN went on to help launch the “JAMBOREE IN THE HILLS” festival, then served as GM for the “SATURDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE” radio program, which aired on WWVA-A/WHEELING, WV.
Services were held earlier this week.