Dolly Parton has shared a heartfelt tribute to her uncle Bill Owens, who was instrumental at the start of her career.
The country icon, 75, shared a photo of her with her uncle, who died at the age of 85, telling her followers: ‘I’ve lost my beloved Uncle Bill Owens.
‘I knew my heart would break when he passed, and it did. I’ll start this eulogy by saying I wouldn’t be here if he hadn’t been there.’
Dolly revealed: ‘He was there… there in my young years to encourage me to keep playing my guitar, to keep writing my songs, to keep practicing my singing.
‘And he was there…