Awards                              TT after a name stands for Texas Troubadours


 






 





Bill Cook Inducting
Lynn Owsley into the
 Alabama Steel Guitar
Hall Of Fame
2010


 





 


 

 


Lynn's big day as he was one of the
2013 inductees to the
International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame





Lynn TT presents to Leon Rhodes TT a
Certificate of Appreciation for valuable contributions
to Lynn's career


Jeremy and Lynn Owsley                                                                                    



Lynn Owsley TT and Larry Sasser
The 2009 Legends Honorees of the
Nashville Tennessee Steel Guitar Association




On Sat Nov. 24 2012 Lynn was inducted into the
 ATLANTA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME



 









 


     The year 2010 has been a banner year for steel guitarist, Lynn Owsley. He has received many of the coveted musician awards, beginning in January, the Nashville Steel Guitar Association awarded the "Living Legend Award" at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee that was attended by the "Greats" of the steel guitar and many other of Nashville's finest musicians.
     More information for the Nashville Steel Guitar Association can be found in its website.
www.nsga.com
     The state of Alabama is the birthplace of numerous world class steel players as well as many great singers and musicians. The purpose of the Alabama Steel Guitar Hall of Fame is to promote and recognize the instrument , its players and technicians.
On May 22, 2010 Lynn was inducted into the Alabama Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. Lynn, who was from Lanett, Alabama and formerly a "Loom Fixer" there in a cotton mill, found his way to a musical life through the steel guitar. He made his way to Nashville in the late 60's and the 1st day in Nashville he was offered employment playing steel on the road with the Legendary Wanda Jackson's "Partytimers " band . He later toured and recorded with many of the great and legendary stars of the times. The rest is history. Lynn was the last steel player for Ernest Tubb and the world famous " Texas Troubadours " staying in that position for many years. Lynn still plays regularly for many of the Grand Ole Opry stars and many of today's "Rockers" such as Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker and is often seen on venues nationwide.
      In the Alabama Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Lynn finds himself in pretty good company as some of the previous inductees include Don Helms who was Hank Williams steel player, Julian Tharpe, a master of the 14 string tuning, Lloyd Green and Jimmy Day who recorded with just about every one of the greats in Nashville, Curley Chalkker of Hee Haw Fame , and Mike Johnson who is among the top session players today. Lynn was the only inductee for 2010 and he received 100% of the votes from the nominating committee.
The Alabama Steel Guitar Association " Is very proud to have Lynn our Hall of Fame" says Bill Cook, President of the association, " This was a total surprise to Lynn. I called Lynn and told him I needed his help at our annual show and he stated that he would do his best to be there on May 22nd." Lynn performed with some "Opry" acts in Kentucky on the Friday night before the award show on the 22nd. Lynn drove all night to Montgomery, Alabama to perform for what he called "His People", his Alabama friends. Lynn found out "His People" still love him and his talent . Lynn has not gotten too big to remember where his roots were from and he was very humbled by being inducted into the ASGA Hall of Fame. Lynn's son Jeremy and other members of his family were in attendance for Lynn's Honor.
      More information on the Alabama Steel Guitar Association can be found in its website;
  www.AlabamaSteelGuitar.net
      September 19th brought another surprise to Lynn when he was inducted into the George D. Hay Foundation Music Hall of Fame. This day Lynn was surrounded by friends, fans, heroes, and many relatives of the greats of country music, including family members of Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Porter Waggoner, Speck Rhodes, and Uncle Dave Macon. Lynn stated, " The years in the music business have been almost like a paid vacation. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful industry and I am thankful for Ernest Tubb who gave me many opportunities and who is still helping me along now even 26 years after his death. And I am honored to be joining so many of my heros by being inducted into the Hall of Fame."
      The George D. Hay Foundation Hall of Fame only has one other steel guitarist to be inducted , the late Don Helms of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys Fame. Bob Ross, Spokesman and President of the foundation said, "Lynn has become our second steel guitarist to be inducted and we are all very proud of him."
       Lynn continues to perform and record and still travels worldwide taking the steel guitar to the appreciative fans and making new fans and friends where ever he appears.
       Lynn now and for the last 40 years resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee near Nashville where he stays active in recording and semi active in writing. He is a member of the Nashville Association of Musicians Local #257 and a member of the American Federation of Musicians.