Together Again (Buck Owens song)

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"Together Again"
Single by Buck Owens
from the album Together Again
A-side "My Heart Skips a Beat"
ReleasedApril 4, 1964
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Buck Owens
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Buck Owens singles chronology
"My Heart Skips a Beat"
"Together Again"
"I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)"
"Together Again"
Single by Ray Charles
from the album Together Again
B-side "You're Just About to Lose Your Clown"
ReleasedMarch 1966
Genre Soul
Label ABC-Paramount
Songwriter(s) Buck Owens
Ray Charles singles chronology
"Crying Time"
"Together Again"
"You're Just About to Lose Your Clown"
"Together Again"
Single by Emmylou Harris
from the album Elite Hotel
B-side "One of These Days"
ReleasedJanuary 1976
RecordedJune 1975
Genre Country
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Buck Owens
Producer(s) Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"If I Could Only Win Your Love"
"Together Again"
"One of These Days"

"Together Again" is a 1964 song by American country singer and guitarist Buck Owens.

The song, best known as the "B" side to Owens' No. 1 hit, "My Heart Skips a Beat", interrupted that song's run at Number One on the U.S. country charts. Steel guitarist Tom Brumley's performance on "Together Again" is considered "one of the finest steel guitar solos in the history of country music" by the Country Music Television staff; [1] it inspired Jerry Garcia to learn the instrument.


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