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Norma Jean Owen
Born in Old Hickory, Tennessee, Norma Jean Pope Owen attended DuPont High School. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Howard.
Norma Jean began her music career in 1965 as receptionist at Columbia Recording
Studios where she worked with legendary producers, Don Law, Frank Jones and Billy Sherrill as well as steller recording artists, Johnny Cash, Connie Smith, Marty Robbins,
Barbara Mandrell, Tanya Tucker, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, to name a few.
In 1973, after leaving Columbia Recording Studio to have her son, Chad, she returned
to work at Capitol Records in 1975, where she worked again with Frank Jones, then the head of Capitol Records’ Nashville Office and later with Lynn Shults. During her tenure at Capitol Records, she rose from receptionist to Manager of A&R Administration working with artists such as Marie Osmond, Anne Murray, Dan Seals, Kix Brooks, Tanya Tucker, and Garth Brooks. After leaving Capitol Records in 1989 she was Office Manager for The Entertainment Group working with Greg Janese and Mark Oswald.