Country Boy Eddie Burns Wiki, Biography
Well-known television personality Gordon Edwards Burns, also known as Country Boy Eddie Burns, passed away on January 13 at the age of 92. Gordon’s family did not disclose the cause, but said he was at his residence in Warrior, Alabama, when he died. His statement said:
“He was a pioneer in both the Alabama music and television scene, and his contributions will live on. The Burns family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the viewers, fans, musicians and everyone else who made his life so special.”
Country boy Eddie Burns leaves behind his son Doyle and three grandchildren.
Tributes To Country Boy Eddie Burns On His Death At 92
Gordon Edwards Burns gained recognition over the years as the host of the Country Boy Eddie Show on WBRC-TV. Radio personality TJ Armstrong expressed his pain on Facebook, writing that he had interviewed many celebrities, but Gordon was his favorite. Armstrong also mentioned that Burns always promoted local talent and went on to state:
“Eddie and I had already established a friendship before I began my career hosting the Dixie Gospel Caravan, warming up the seat previously held by the legendary Wayne Wallace. Because Wayne and Eddie were friends too, I was looking forward to having been on my show a few times.”
TJ said that in one of his interviews, Eddie had asked him if he had some time to sleep considering he was busy all day. TJ responded by saying that he was live for a few hours and the rest was prerecorded. Also, TJ added that he edited her interview and was happy to hear how it sounded.
He said that his listeners also told him that parts of his show were pre-recorded and mentioned:
“I called Eddie, who had heard the same thing, and he laughed harder than he’d ever heard anyone laugh.”
Twitter was flooded with tributes when people learned of his passing:
Country Boy Eddie Burns was popular for his appearances on various television shows.
Born December 13, 1930, Country Boy Eddie Burns developed an interest in radio shows at the age of 10. He bought a violin when he was 13 years old and trained himself to play it.
He performed with the band Happy Hal Burns on the Crossroads Variety Show on WBRC-AM and later toured with the band. He worked with a psychological warfare unit during the Korean War and sang on the Armed Forces Studio Network in Korea, Japan and Hawaii.
Gordon then joined WILD-AM as a disc jockey for program director Warren Musgrove. He later worked for WLBS-AM, WLPH-AM, and a water park in Waterfalls USA. He performed at over 500 live events and later formed his own band which first performed on the Tom York Morning Show on WBRC-TV.
Gordon was primarily known as the host of the Country Boy Eddie Show, which aired on around 100 stations. Burns announced his retirement in December 1993 and was awarded the Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s 2001 Media Award. He resided in Blount County with his wife Edwina and his son Doyle . Edwina passed away in 2016.