Bakersfield OTR was inspired by a city (Bakersfield, CA) known for spawning an era of music called the Bakersfield Sound. The “Sound” was a reaction to the slick, pop country music coming out of Nashville. It was firmly country but had more of a rock n’ roll influence, and was a bit less polished than other records of the time. Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and others defined this type of music, and it quickly became a nation-wide phenomenon in the 1950’s and 1960’s. These guys were rebels of their time. Rock stars with a hillbilly, country attitude.