Bill Owens, a songwriter, Dollywood employee, environmentalist and the man credited for helping Dolly Parton get her start has died.       

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  • 'I wouldn’t be here if he hadn’t been there': Dolly Parton's uncle Bill Owens dies at 85
    Bill Owens, Dolly Parton's uncle and a songwriter for some of country music's biggest names, has died, according to a touching tribute written by Parton. Owens, who was an artist himself ...
    04/10/2021 - 8:23 pm | View Link
  • Bill Owens, Dolly Parton’s Uncle and Musical Mentor Dies at 85
    Parton’s publicist confirmed his death on Wednesday ... I've lost my beloved Uncle Bill Owens. I knew my heart would break when he passed, and it did. I'll start this eulogy by saying I wouldn ...
    04/8/2021 - 7:29 am | View Link
  • Dolly Parton’s Uncle, And Career Inspiration, Billy Owens, Passes Away
    In an April 7 social media post, Dolly Parton acknowledged the passing of her uncle — and greatest career inspiration — Billy Owens. “He was there to help build my confidence standing on stage where ...
    04/8/2021 - 3:55 am | View Link
  • Bill Owens: Dolly Parton's uncle and country music mentor dead at 85
    Country songwriter Bill Owens, who was a mentor and early songwriting partner to his niece Dolly Parton, has died. Parton’s publicist says Owens died Wednesday. He was 85. Parton wrote a lengthy ...
    04/7/2021 - 11:15 pm | View Link
  • Bill Owens, Dolly Parton’s uncle and musical mentor, dead at 85
    In addition to writing songs with his niece, Owens recorded music with Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner, Ricky Skaggs and Kris Kristofferson, WSMV reported. I've lost my beloved Uncle Bill Owens.
    04/7/2021 - 2:33 pm | View Link
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