A.L. "Doodle" Owens

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1930 –

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Who is A.L. "Doodle" Owens?

Arthur Leo Owens, born November 28, 1930 in Waco, Texas; died October 4, 1999 in Nashville, Tennessee, was an American country music songwriter and singer. He had a long songwriting partnership with Dallas Frazier, with whom he wrote "All I Have to Offer You", " Afraid of Losing You Again", I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me" and "Then Who Am I", all #1 country hits for Charlie Pride. In the 1980s Owens wrote many songs with fellow songwriter Dennis Knutson for George Jones and other artists.

As a singer, Owens' only charting hit was "Honky Tonk Toys", written by Owens with Gene Vowell, which made it to #78 on the country charts in 1978.

Charley Pride's version of "All I Have to Offer You" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1970. Owens was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Born
Nov 28, 1930
Also known as
  • Arthur Leo Owens
  • A.L. \\"Doodle\\" Owens

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on July 23, 2013

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