Rudy Parris was invited to the Buck Owens Birthday Bash, held at Bucks Crystal Palace in Bakersfield California. It surely was the place to be. The guest list, too long to mention, included Tracy Bird, Dwight Yokum, Brad Paisley, Gary Allen and many others. Garth Brooks even called in his wishes for a good night. By the end of the evening everyone wanted to know who Rudy Parris was and where had he been hiding! Parris and his brother Abel had been "Hiding" in front of large crowds as an opening act.