Legendary Songwriter/Singer Ed Bruce Has Died at 81
What's that you say? You never heard of Ed Bruce? Oh, my Country Music fan, yes...yes you have.
Many of the greatest songs in Country Music history were written (and/or) performed by Ed Bruce. What's that, you don't think so? Well, just a few of Ed's brilliant songs include:
The Man That Turned My Mama On (Tanya)
Restless (Crystal Gayle)
Texas (When I Die) (Tanya Tucker)
Oh heck, let's just go with Ed's hits that he wrote and sang:
When You Fall In Love (Everything's A Waltz)
The Last Cowboy Song
You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had
And the great 'My First Taste Of Texas'
Oh yeah, and there's one more little minor thing you may have heard of, one of the greatest and most famous songs in country music history..." Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys". That's an Ed Bruce gem.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm partial to the great songwriters, and Ed Bruce is definitely one of the greatest ever. Such a great storyteller, such a great wordsmith. I have most of Ed's work at home and still marvel at his songs, even after listening to them, oh I don't know, a thousand times?
So whatever happened to Ed Bruce?
Well, the Arkansas native (I know, I was sure he was a Texas boy!) passed away on Friday, January 8th, 2021 at the age of 81. Rest In Peace Ed, and we can't thank you enough for the amazing words and music with which you enriched our lives.
And hey mama's, don't forget, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
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