Buck Trent, Down home Music Instrumentalist, Bites the dust at 85

As well as recording and visiting with Roy Clark, Trent added to getting through tunes recorded by Cart Parton.

Banjo player and guitarist Buck Trent, a double cross CMA instrumental gathering of the year champ and a conspicuous individual from the cast of the theatrical presentation Hee Haw, passed on Monday (Oct. 9) at age 85.

Trent was brought into the world in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Feb. 17, 1938, and moved to Nashville in 1959. In 1962, he joined Watchman Wagoner’s Wagonmasters, performing with the gathering for roughly 10 years.

Trent’s star rose through his work as an individual from the cast of the theatrical presentation Hee Haw from 1974 to 1982. Those exhibitions were consistently interspersed by Trent yelling what turned into his unique expression, “Gracious better believe it!” In 2018, Trent was essential for a “Kornfield Companions” gathering visit which likewise highlighted his kindred Hee Haw alums Jana Jae, Humdinger Roman and Hazy Rowe.

During his vocation, Trent likewise showed up on The Marty Stuart Show and The Doorman Wagoner Show, among others.

In 1975, Trent and individual down home music performer and banjoist Roy Clark procured a Board Top Blue grass Collections hit with their cooperative venture A Couple of Fives (Banjos, That Is), cresting at No. 9. Three other Trent titles affected the count: 1968’s Give Me Five (No. 40), 1976’s Bionic Banjo (No. 43) 1978’s Banjo Criminals with Clark (No. 45).

In 1975 and 1976, Trent and Clark won successive CMA Grants for instrumental gathering of the year. Likewise in 1976, Trent joined Clark and The Oak Edge Young men for a show visit behind the Iron Shade in the Soviet Association. After two years, Trent and Clark delivered the task Banjo Outlaws, which would procure a Grammy designation for best country instrumental execution.

Notwithstanding his own accounts, Trent contributed guitar as well as banjo on persevering through accounts by Roy Acuff, Wagoner, Clark, Stuart and Cart Parton, including Parton’s “I Will Constantly Cherish You” and “Jolene.” His commitments to music likewise demonstrated creative, as the maker of the electric banjo.

During the 1980s, subsequent to going to Branson, Trent started performing and would turn into a long-lasting entertainer in the town. In 2004, Trent likewise showed up as a Branson entertainer in the film Gordy. Afterward, in 2012, Trent played on two tunes for Marty Stuart’s collection Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Heap of wood Down.

Trent was recently named as one of the current year’s American Banjo Historical center Lobby of Acclaim honorees; the festival is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 in Oklahoma City.

Trent’s significant other, Jean Trent, said in an explanation, “It is with extraordinary distress and a wrecked heart to say my better half, my adoration, Buck Trent, went to accompany Jesus today. I lost my dearest companion, and the world lost an Expert Performer and Blue grass Music Legend. Goodness No doubt!”

Jim Halsey, long-lasting supervisor for Blue grass Music Lobby of Popularity bunch The Oak Edge Young men and the late Clark, depicted Trent as “one of my exceptionally most loved individuals on the planet.” He included an explanation, “I worked with him for a really long time as a cooperate with the Roy Clark Show. Buck Trent is one of the best banjo players of all time. We will all miss him. Much thanks to you, Buck Trent, for being in for our entire lives.”

Roman included a proclamation, “Buck resembled a sibling to me after these years. We’ve shared lots of giggles and a few tears en route, however we never left each other’s side. We had a bond like no other. I’ll miss the man, yet treasure the recollections from our 50+ year companionship. My heart breaks for his valuable spouse, Jean, his family, companions, and fans. There won’t ever be another like Buck Trent. Gracious Yea!”

The Oak Edge Young men part Joe Bonsall added, “We lost a dear long-term companion today in Buck Trent. Buck visited the Soviet Association with us and Roy Clark in 1976 and we have been close from that point onward. Buck was one of the best banjo players ever and an extremely interesting man. We will miss Buck!”

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