Personalities | Bonnie Owens | West Coast Scene | Country

(Vocals, 1932–2006)

One of the Bakersfield Sound’s few females, Owens began her career singing with Buck Owens in Mesa, Arizona, and married him in 1948. Three years later they moved to Bakersfield, where she worked as a singer and waitress at the Clover Club, and made her recording debut with ‘A Dear John Letter’ (1953), on which she dueted with Fuzzy Owen. Later she recorded ‘Just Between The Two Of Us’ (1964) with newcomer Merle Haggard, with whom she shared two ACM Awards (Top Country Duet) and married in 1965.

Styles & Forms | West Coast Scene | Country
Personalities | Buck Owens | West Coast Scene | Country

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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