B. W. Stevenson was born in Dallas Texas October 5, 1949 Buckwheat (B.W.) was a progressive country artist most famous for his song “My Maria”.
BW attended Adamson High School in Dallas along with other artists Michael Martin Murphey and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
“My Maria” grew to become the number 9 hit, on Billboard in 1973. The song was recorded later by Brooks & Dunn, and became a three-week #1 country winner in 96. BJ had other successful singles, including “A Little Bit of Understanding” and the original version of Daniel Moore’s “Shambala”.
BJ passed away during heart operation at 38.
Poor David’s Pub in Dallas holds a songwriting contest in his memory.