Buckhorn Music Publishing Incorporated was founded in
1964 by Marijohn Wilkin (1920-2006) and her partner Bill Justis. One of the
first songs in the company was "G.T.O.," written and recorded by Marijohn's son
John Buck Wilkin under the name Ronny and the Daytonas, which went Top 10 in the
U.S. pop charts.
Kris Kristofferson came to Nashville and Buckhorn in 1965. By then the
company had a new partner, Hubert Long, himself a publisher and booking agent.
Kris wrote some 70 songs for Buckhorn, including "For the Good Times" and "One
Day at a Time," the latter co-written with Marijohn. His catalog was sold to BMG
Music in 1991 except for "One Day at a Time," which is still in the Buckhorn
catalog along with Marijohn's extensive Gospel collection.
Kris went on the write for Fred Foster's Combine Music and to record for
Foster's Monument Records label in 1970.
Marijohn gave Buck his catalog in 2000 which he turned over to Warner Music
in 2003. See www.gto.vg.
Buck continues to run Buckhorn from Nashville and is represented
internationally by Valentine Music Group UK, Buckhorn's international
representative since 1973. See www.valentinemusic.co.uk for licenses outside the U.S. and