Ed Burleson








Ed Burleson
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June 10, 1969 was a red-letter day for Richard and Linda Burleson. Their son, Bennett Edward IV was born in Garland Memorial Hospital. Richard worked in purchasing at that hospital by day, but by night he played his drums every night of the week in Dallas. Both of Ed’s parents loved many kinds of music, so their children were exposed early to everything – classical, jazz, gospel, and hard country (even a little rock and roll). The family moved around a lot because Mr. Burleson was in sales. Ed’s growing up years were spent in Garland, Denison, Tulsa (the only place that wasn’t in Texas), Conroe, El Paso, and Lewisville, where he still lives. Ed was in FFA and rode for the Lewisville High School Rodeo Team. Traveling to rodeos and listening to small town radio stations while going down the road introduced him to Texas music – also listening to the Red Neck Roper Review on KNON in Dallas on Friday’s. He accepted a scholarship to Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. While there, he traded a piece of rodeo gear for a guitar. As pitiful as the guitar was, he managed to learn to play a little. While at Hill he sang at the Spring Fling that they have every year. After college, he moved back to the Metroplex. While riding in a PRCA rodeo in Ft. Worth he acquired a knee injury that led to surgery. It “benched” him just long enough for his love of country music to take hold. He often went to the Three Teardrops Tavern on Industrial Boulevard in Dallas to hear musicians such as Gary P. Nunn, Robert Earl Keene, Junior Brown, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hank Thompson, etc. The owner had a newcomer’s showcase one Sunday afternoon and invited Ed to be one of the featured songwriters. He told Ed if he could put a band together by Thursday night, he could have every Thursday night. Ed did manage to put a pretty good band together, and the rest is history. The only original from that “Thursday night” band is his drummer who is also his dad, Richard Burleson, though Ricky Davis still occasionally plays steel with the present band. He had the opportunity to do his first recording “Live at Three Teardrops”. The tapes sold out, and no more were ever made. Through backing of friends and production talents of Roy Ashley, Ed recorded his first CD at Clay Blaker’s Cherry Hill studio in the Hill Country. It was titled Comin’ Around. At an engagement at The Broken Spoke Saloon in Austin, Texas, Ed gave a copy of the CD to Doug Sahm. The following Monday morning Doug called Ed and asked if they could get together. He and Ed became fast friends and he became Ed’s manager. He liked the CD so well that he wanted to use it as a foundation and just tweak it some to put it on his Tornado label. It became Perfect World, and went to number 4 on the Americana Charts.
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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 36


Ed Burleson  11/02/2009            
Courtney
Ed is an awesome person and singer. He has been a friend of the family for a long time.I love his music and probly wont ever stop listening to it especially "Honkytonk Heart" and "All Bucked Up"!!!!!
Ed Burleson  02/14/2009            
Glenn
I have recently purcharsed a couple of cd of Ed Burleson, his music is great, just good ole country music and sound. I am from south east Texas. This guy is great country singer I hope to catch some of his live shows soon.
Ed Burleson  05/23/2008            
DON NEILL
ED IS NOT ONLY TRUE TO HIS LOVE FOR TEXAS MUSIC,BUT IS A VERY HUMBLE MAN WHO LOVES HIS FANS. I KNOW ALL ENTERTAINERS SAY THEY DO, BUT I KNOW ED AND HE REALLY DOES. GOD BLESS YOU ED. SEE YA SOON BUDDY.
Ed Burleson  05/23/2008            
DON NEILL
ED IS NOT ONLY TRUE TO HIS LOVE FOR TEXAS MUSIC,BUT IS A VERY HUMBLE MAN WHO LOVES HIS FANS. I KNOW ALL ENTERTAINERS SAY THEY DO, BUT I KNOW ED AND HE REALLY DOES. GOD BLESS YOU ED. SEE YA SOON BUDDY.
Ed Burleson  01/29/2008            
San Diego, Ca...
I have recently moved back to Ca., I truely miss Texas Country! Espcially Ed Burleson!! I have read the reviews and YES, Ed is truely under rated! But not with his fans. We love you, and can't wait to go back to Texas and catch one of your shows. Keep true Country Music Alive! For those of you who enjoy his music you will love watch N Him on the porch; at Love & War in Plano, Texas. It's a great time and yes you will drink a bit; it's hot! Luv his music now, get ready!! April
Ed Burleson  01/29/2008            
San Diego, Ca...
I have recently moved back to Ca., I truely miss Texas Country! Espcially Ed Burleson, I have read the reviews and YES, Ed is truely under rated! But not with his fans, we love you keep th music coming, and keep up the true Country Music Alive! For those of you who enjoy his music you will love watch N Him on the porch at Love & War in Plano Texas, it's a must!! You Luv his music now! April
Ed Burleson  10/10/2006            
Holly Brockmeyer
I can't believe it EDDIE! I am so proud of you! Gotta phone call from one of your old buddies who told me about your music career. My daughter loves Dead Skunk! Best wishes to you if you want to write hnpeters@msn.com would love to hear about what has been going on!
Ed Burleson  06/03/2006            
Rob Fox
My next door neighbor Ed Bureleson Shot me in the leg with a BB gun in The Colony Tx. Then He hit my freind (Cricket) in the stomach. Why??? Eddie, Reply back to RobFox9@comcast.net
Ed Burleson  10/28/2005            
C.D. Junkie
This is a very good c.d. Ed Burleson Live at The Sons is like being at a real honky tonk.
Ed Burleson  09/08/2005            
Lori Hale
I first heard ED at the White Elephant in the Stockyards back in 95. That was in the early days, I bought one of his cd's and absolutely wore the durn thing out. By far I think ED BURLESON sings from his heart and his style of music is very close to Hank Sr. I try to go see and hear him everywhere I can.... ED you are the best!!!!! please sing Starin'OUT THE WINDOW for me!!! L. HALE
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