Lynn at age 11 playing his Left Handed Fiddle
He was wearing cowboy hats at a very young age
 

       Lynn was born Howard Lynn Owsley in West Point, Georgia on January 19,1949 to a musical family from Lanett, Alabama. Which are only .8 tens of a mile apart at I-85 @ state line. He grew up playing fiddle, left handed, and became semi professional fiddler as a teenager, playing many road dates in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

      He began playing steel guitar when he was 14. One of his early performances was when he recorded with Curley Money in Columbus, Georgia. After that he was featured on Curley's TV show. Which led to regular night club dates in that area, and prompted long term popularity

      Lynn came to Nashville in 1969, to have work done on his Sho-Bud Steel Guitar and while he was there he met Shot Jackson, a famous steel guitar builder and player for Roy Acuff.  Mr. Acuff  invited Lynn to see a Grand Ole Opry
performance from backstage.

      From that moment on he knew that Nashville was the
place for him. Later that week Shot Jackson arranged a job for Lynn with Wanda Jackson and the Partytimers. This proved to be not only an education but a stepping stone to Charlie Louvin, Billy Walker, Stonewall Jackson, Webb Pierce, Lefty Frizzell, Claude Gray and many more Opry artists of the time.

      In 1974 Lynn was invited to work with Ernest Tubb. This started his career as a Texas Troubadour with E T, and he was able to travel the world playing, recording and filming with this great artist.

      Lynn has often said that working with Ernest Tubb was like being on a paid vacation.

      Through the recommendations of ET and the exposure with the Troubadours, Lynn has recorded with some of the greats of Country Music. He has been featured with artists
such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Jack Green, Charlie Daniels, Cal Smith, Ray Price, BJ Thomas, George Jones, Kid Rock (cameo), Uncle Kracker (cameo) and many others.

      About this time Lynn started to do movie sound tracks. The most notable was in late 1977, in "Coal Miners Daughter" with Loretta Lynn's organization, appearing with Ernest Tubb while playing himself. He also worked with Sissy Spacek and Beverly DeAnglo who sang all of their vocals of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn on the sound track.  He aided in teaching Sissy "country diction" so  that her vocals were so authentic, she later received an Oscar for her performance in this movie.

      Loretta Lynn was always pleased to hear Lynn's country voice as well as his country pickin and was pleased to "borrow" Lynn from ET for this.

      He continues to record now and has began cutting all
steel guitar CD's and has several to his credit.

      Lynn lives with his wife, Sheila and son, Jeremy in Hendersonville, Tennessee a suburb of Nashville, where he is active in the music field. Also living there are the dogs "Buford",  "Dewey", and "Exxon Valdez" ("Slick" for short)  and the cats are "Isaacs Cross ", and "Miss Patience". 

     He is a  Master Mason and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and he is a Shriner belonging to the Al Menah Shrine Temple in Nashville.


Larry Emmons, ET, Rusty Adams, Sissy Spacek, Jimmy Heap, Pete Mitchell, Lynn Owsley
 


If this Steel Guitar stuff falls threw
He can go back to Ole Lefty


 

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If this Steel Guitar stuff falls threw
He can go back to Ole Lefty

       Lynn was born Howard Lynn Owsley in West Point, Georgia on January 19,1949 to a musical family from Lanett, Alabama. Which are only .8 tens of a mile apart at I-85 @ state line. He grew up playing fiddle, left handed, and became semi professional fiddler as a teenager, playing many road dates in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

      He began playing steel guitar when he was 14. One of his early performances was when he recorded with Curley Money in Columbus, Georgia. After that he was featured on Curley's TV show. Which led to regular night club dates in that area, and prompted long term popularity

      Lynn came to Nashville in 1969, to have work done on his Sho-Bud Steel Guitar and while he was there he met Shot Jackson, a famous steel guitar builder and player for Roy Acuff.  Mr. Acuff  invited Lynn to see a Grand Ole Opry
performance from backstage.

      From that moment on he knew that Nashville was the
place for him. Later that week Shot Jackson arranged a job for Lynn with Wanda Jackson and the Partytimers. This proved to be not only an education but a stepping stone to Charlie Louvin, Billy Walker, Stonewall Jackson, Webb Pierce, Lefty Frizzell, Claude Gray and many more Opry artists of the time.

      In 1974 Lynn was invited to work with Ernest Tubb. This started his career as a Texas Troubadour with E T, and he was able to travel the world playing, recording and filming with this great artist.

      Lynn has often said that working with Ernest Tubb was like being on a paid vacation.

      Through the recommendations of ET and the exposure with the Troubadours, Lynn has recorded with some of the greats of Country Music. He has been featured with artists
such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Jack Green, Charlie Daniels, Cal Smith, Ray Price, BJ Thomas, George Jones, Kid Rock (cameo), Uncle Kracker (cameo) and many others.

      About this time Lynn started to do movie sound tracks. The most notable was in late 1977, in "Coal Miners Daughter" with Loretta Lynn's organization, appearing with Ernest Tubb while playing himself. He also worked with Sissy Spacek and Beverly DeAnglo who sang all of their vocals of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn on the sound track.  He aided in teaching Sissy "country diction" so  that her vocals were so authentic, she later received an Oscar for her performance in this movie.

      Loretta Lynn was always pleased to hear Lynn's country voice as well as his country pickin and was pleased to "borrow" Lynn from ET for this.

      He continues to record now and has began cutting all
steel guitar CD's and has several to his credit.

      Lynn lives with his wife, Sheila and son, Jeremy in Hendersonville, Tennessee a suburb of Nashville, where he is active in the music field. Also living there are the dogs "Buford",  "Dewey", and "Exxon Valdez" ("Slick" for short)  and the cats are "Isaacs Cross ", and "Miss Patience". 

     He is a  Master Mason and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and he is a Shriner belonging to the Al Menah Shrine Temple in Nashville.