Bonnie Owens & Merle Haggard

Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard
Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard  

Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard were married for 12 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in 1964 and married on 28th Jan 1965. 12 years later they divorced in 1978.


American Country Musician Bonnie Owens was born Bonnie Campbell on 1st October, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA and passed away on 24th Apr 2006 Bakersfield, California, USA aged 76. She is most remembered for Why Don't Daddy Live Here Anymore. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

American Country Musician Merle Haggard was born Merle Ronald Haggard on 6th April, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA and passed away on 6th Apr 2016 Redding, California, USA aged 79. He is most remembered for Branded Man (1967). His zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1964 - 28th Jan 1965 1 year
Married28th Jan 1965 - 1978 12 years, 11 months
Total 1964 - 1978 14 years

(28 January 1968 - 1978) (divorced)
She recorded a duet with a Merle Haggard, and their rendition of "Just Between the Two of Us" hit the top of the country charts in 1965 and won the best vocal group award from the Academy of Country Music. They eventually married and divorced.
Recorded six solo albums and two duet albums with Haggard.
in 1965 he married singer Bonnie Owens, former wife of Buck Owens, and a successful country singer at the time. Haggard has credited her with helping him make his big break as a country artist. Haggard shared the writing credit with Owens for his hit "Today I Started Loving You Again", and has acknowledged, including on stage, that the song was about a sudden burst of special feelings he experienced for her while they were touring together. She also helped care for Haggard's children from his first wife and was the maid of honor for Haggard's third marriage. Haggard and Owens divorced in 1978.

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Relationship Timeline

1978 - Breakup

1978 - Divorce

28th January, 1965 - Marriage

1964 - Hookup

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