country star Ed Bruce At the age of 81.
His agent, Jeremy Westby, confirmed to Fox News that the singer passed away on Friday Natural causes In Clarksville, Figs. Homepage.
Bruce famously beat himMama, don’t let your kids grow up to be cowboysOther notable songs in the catalog include “My First Taste of Texas,” “You the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had” with Lyn Anderson, and “The Last Cowboy Song.”
In 1978, Mr. Mammas earned him a prize Grammy nomination For Best Country Song.
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The “best break” spent 21 weeks Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart When it was released in 1982.
to me LimitHis musical career began when he was 17 years old working as a recording engineer before moving into writing and recording music.
Several other artists have recorded the songs he wrote, including Tania Tucker (“The Man Who Heart My Mother”) and Crystal Gayle (“Insomnia”).
Willie Nelson Covered “Mammas” with Waylon JenningsThe song was a huge hit.
Bruce has done his fair share of acting too, according to IMDb.
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His first credited role was a three-episode arc in “The Chisolms” before playing a major role starring in the short-lived James Garner. Series Brett Maverick.
His Hollywood career has been largely dominated by Western genre projects such as “Walker, Texas Ranger” and Films Mixed with country music like “Blue Valley Songbird” Dolly Parton And the “strong country” includes Tim McGraw.
He was last seen on screen in the 2014 movie Finding Harmony.
People magazine Reports indicate that Bruce was born into it Emperor, coffin. And he grew up in Memphis.
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His country music contemporaries, Oak Ridge Boys, posted a photo of Bruce on Twitter and shared a greeting.
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“We lost another friend and songwriter today … Rest Easy Ed Bruce … many will remember him for songs like Mama Don’t Let Your Baby’s Grow [Up] Being cowboys but we’ll remember him for a song called “I Know” They tweeted. “Look for her to get the blessing … Goodbye brother and thank you.”