For more than 20 years, fans were able to tune in and watch hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark break out in hilarious sketches, strum a little ditty, and welcome famous country music performers to their stage for one-of-a-kind performances.
Many of the talented performers to grace television screens across America went on to become massively successful country stars and legends – taking the country by storm. Some were already stars in their own right and even others were just beginning on their journey as a musician.
We’ve collected some of the biggest, best, and most memorable performances to ever be aired during a Hee Haw segment below!
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Charley Pride – “All I Have To Offer You (Is Me)”
This late ’60s chart-topper never failed to stun audiences and when the legendary Charley Pride brought it to the Hee Haw stage, it was no different.
When this single reached the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, it became Pride’s very first No. 1 hit – just one of what would be many!
Tammy Wynette – “I Don’t Wanna Play House”
This Grammy-winning super hit brought one of country music’s leading ladies into new territory by marking her first entry into the No. 1 chart position.
Tammy Wynette’s iconic song spent a total of three weeks at the No. 1 spot and caught the attention of other famous female singers like Loretta Lynn and Lynn Anderson – who both covered it over the two years following its release.
Buck Owens & Susan Raye – “Somewhere Between”
Known for their beloved duetting throughout the early 70s, this pair stole the hearts of the Hee Haw audience when they sang “Somewhere Between” with incredible passion.
Buck Owens, also being one of the show’s hosts, showed a different side in this performance – and he was phenomenal!
George Jones – “White Lightning”
Truly one of the most recognizable songs to be released in the last 70 years, this iconic masterpiece brought the audience to their feet when the legendary George Jones issued an incomparable live performance!
This fan-favorite single went on to become Jones’ very first No. 1 song in 1959. 20 years later, Hank Williams Jr. recorded this rockabilly track for his album Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound.
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn – “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”
A beloved country duo and iconic musical pair, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn had both achieved success as solo artists before coming together as one of country’s favorite duets.
Many have called the single their “signature song”, and even more than 40 years later, the track still has incredible relevance with rising stars bringing it into the fold on NBC’s The Voice.
Their third chart-topping single together, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” garnered favorable reviews with critics saying that the pair “comes off beautifully” and the song is a “change of pace…and well produced”.