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Bonnie Owens

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Biography

Apart from her solo career, singer Bonnie Owens is well known for the work she did with her former husbands, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Born Bonnie Campbell on October 1, 1932, in Oklahoma City to a pair of sharecroppers and one of eight children, she first met Buck in the mid-'40s when he had a local daily 15-minute radio show. Once Buck discovered that Bonnie could sing, he helped her get a job with him on another radio show in 1947. The following January, Buck and Bonnie married, but the union was short-lived. By 1951, after giving birth to two sons, the marriage was over. Since neither could afford a divorce, they stayed legally married, but separated, for several years. Bonnie and the two boys left for Bakersfield, where she worked as a cocktail waitress. It was during this period that Bonnie met Fuzzy Owen and guitarist Roy Nichols, who would be instrumental in the career of Haggard.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    I turn on my radio each morning around nine
    To hear the man announcing it's country music time
    He plays the record hits to fit most every girl and guy
    Then he plays a song and it's my hi-fi to cry by
    I wonder how the man who wrote this song knew the same
    My Hi-Fi to Cry By  -  631 plays
  2.  
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    Here the labor is so hard and the workers they are tired
    And our weary hearts're yearning for a rest
    And I find we're getting anxious to be in that happy home
    Where we'll receive such peace and happiness
    But wait a little longer please Jesus there are so many wandering out in sin
    Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus  -  176 plays
  3.  
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    Just between the two of us, we know our love is gone
    People think it's wonderful our love can be so true
    You never say an angry word no matter what I do
    And you have so much faith in me you trust me anywhere
    But the reason if they only knew is that we just don't care
    Just Between the Two of Us  -  110 plays
  4.  
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    Slowly but surely I'm falling in love falling in love with you
    Slowly but surely you're winning my heart
    And you're winning my heart too
    Slowly but surely I'm losing my heart
    And I'm losing my heart to you
    Slowly But Surely  -  77 plays
  5.  
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    Oh you're the number one heel in the country
    You're the top of the list it's plain to see
    And I'm the number one fool that still loves you
    Yes you'll always be number one with me
    I gave you my love with no reservation your every wish with my every command
    Number One Heel  -  118 plays
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