Owen Hale (Born July 15, 1948) is an American musician best known for playing drums with Lynyrd Skynyrd , on their album Twenty and the Lyve from Steel Town DVD concert.  Hale left the group in 1998.  He was also a busy studio drummer in Nashville, TN appearing on many records by Patty Loveless, Doug Stone and Toby Keith among others.
In 1991, the same group (minus Pyle, and with "Custer" on drums) released a new LP, Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 . Both it and 1993's The Last Rebel carried on Skynyrd's musical tradition and were reasonably well received. The band signed with Southern-rock stronghold Capricorn Records and released the one-off acoustic Endangered Species in 1994. Guitarist King left the band shortly after, and new guitarists Rickey Medlocke (formerly of Blackfoot) and Hughie Thomasson (formerly of the Outlaws) were hired as full-time members.