Big in Vegas

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"Big in Vegas"
Single by Buck Owens
from the album Big in Vegas
B-side "White Satin Bed"
Released October 1969
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Buck Owens
Terry Stafford
Buck Owens singles chronology
"Tall Dark Stranger"
"Big in Vegas"
"The Kansas City Song"
"Tall Dark Stranger"
"Big in Vegas"
"The Kansas City Song"

"Big in Vegas" is a single by American country music artist Buck Owens. Released in October 1969, it was the first single from his album Big in Vegas. The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]


The song is about a young singer hoping to realizing his dream to perform in a large venue in Las Vegas, Nevada, despite his mother's pleas not to go. Despite the struggles of playing smaller arenas, honky tonks and so forth, he continues to be driven by his dream of one day having his name in lights and performing before a large crowd.

Music video[edit]

A music video of the song – compiled of Owens singing, over superimposed footage of an Owens' concert and nighttime shots of the Las Vegas Strip – was originally aired on the TV series Hee Haw, on which Owens was a co-host. The video has since aired on Great American Country.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969–1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 100
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ "Buck Owens singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for January 24, 1970". RPM. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
Preceded by
"Baby, Baby (I Know You're a Lady)"
by David Houston
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 24, 1970
Succeeded by
"Six White Horses"
by Tommy Cash

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