A Mother’s Love & Inspiration – Avie Lee Parton

October 5, 2015 7

Standing (left to right): Randy, David, Willadeene, Rachel, Dolly, Avie Lee, Robert LeeSeated (left to right): Cassie, Stella, Denver, Frieda, Floyd, Bobby Reverend Jake Owens, Mrs. Avie Lee’s father, standing…

Puppy Love – Dolly Parton’s First Single

April 20, 1959 8

of young love. “Girl Left Alone” written by Dolly, her Aunt Dorothy Jo Owens and Uncle Bill Owens appeared on side B. Dolly and her grandmother, Rena Owens, took a…

Mercury Records and Tree Publishing

June 26, 1962 9

Dolly Parton and her Uncle Bill Owens are signed to Tree Publishing and Dolly gets a recording deal with Mercury Records in 1962. Dolly and her Uncle Bill Owens shared…