Bonnie Owens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Bonnie Campbell, 1 October 1929, Blanchard, McClain County, Oklahoma, USA, d. 24 April 2006, Bakersfield, Califonia, USA. Bonnie was a yodelling country singer, who married Buck Owens in 1947. Their son, Alvis Alan Owens (b. 22 May 1948), became the singer Buddy Alan. Buck and Bonnie Owens toured together and had a radio series in Arizona. They divorced in 1953 but both moved to Bakersfield in the early 60s, where she made her first records, ‘Dear John Letter’, ‘Why Daddy Don’t Live Here Anymore’ and ‘Don’t Take Advantage Of Me’. After a relationship with Merle Haggard’s manager, Fuzzy Owen, she married Haggard in 1965, becoming part of his stage show and recording a successful duet album with him. Their marriage was unusual in that Owens tolerated Haggard’s affairs - ‘I don’t care what you do so long as you don’t flaunt it in my face’, she is reputed to have said. In 1970 they co-wrote...

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