Singer/Songwriter Will Owsley Commits Suicide
May 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family and friends of WILL OWSLEY, a MIDDLE TENNESSEE based singer/songwriter and guitarist, who died APRIL 30th. The TENNESSEAN is reporting his death as an apparent suicide.
OWSLEY was EMI CMG artist AMY GRANT’s touring guitarist for 16 years. He was nominated for a GRAMMY in 1999 for his solo debut album “OWSLEY,” which was released through GIANT RECORDS. In the 1990s, he was a part of the pop band THE SEMANTICS, that were signed to GEFFEN RECORDS. OWSLEY also performed with MERCURY artist SHANIA TWAIN on numerous occasions.
GRANT released a statement on her website that said: “We are all reeling today from the news of WILL OWSLEY’s death. So many of us in NASHVILLE worked with WILL, lived with him on the road, celebrated his talents and knew his anguish. Please join us in praying for his family and children.”
OWSLEY is survived by his ex-wife and two children. Memorial service details have not been released yet.