Steve Vaus

Steve Vaus
Also known as Buck Howdy
Origin San Diego, California
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Mayor, Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels RCA Nashville

Steve Vaus, who also records under the name Buck Howdy,[1] is known for his children recordings.[2] He is also known for his Christmas recordings including The Stars Come Out for Christmas series, for "Carols by Candlelight" a 24-year San Diego tradition and for his political recordings such as a TSA pat-down protest song,[3][4] Joan B. Kroc-commissioned Hiroshima commemoration song,[5] and a pro-impeachment Clinton-era song.[6] In 1992, Vaus charted at number 68 on Hot Country Songs with "We Must Take America Back".[7]

Vaus won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.[1][4]

Political career

Steve Vaus was elected in 2012 to a four-year term on the Poway City Council.
On November 4, 2014 he was elected as the Mayor of Poway, in San Diego County, CA.[8]



Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1992 "We Must Take America Back" 68

Music videos

Year Video
1992 "We Must Take America Back"


  1. 1 2 Varga, George (2007-12-07). "Grammys may be living dangerously this year". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  2. "Buck Howdy joins the 'big guns' at the Grammys". Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  3. McCullagh, Declan. "John Pistole posts - Politics and Law - CNET News". Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  4. 1 2 "Grammy Winner Pens TSA Pat-Down Protest Song". NBC San Diego. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  5. "Record commemorating first atomic bomb explosion sent to all radio stations in the U.S.". St. Petersburg Evening Independent. 5 August 1985. p. 11-B.
  6. "Anti-impeachment ads begin airing". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 21 January 1999. p. 9A.
  7. Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 439. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.

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