Brian Burns has, for many years, been regarded as one of Texas’ top performing songwriters, his work having been covered by a number of legendary artists. But over the past few years, Brian has emerged as one of his state's most powerful and engaging performers. His songs explore both the poignant and the humorous sides of humanity, drawing out the things we’ve all felt and wish we could have said. The warmth, wit, and eclecticism of his performances captivate audiences night after night.
Brian grew up in Central Texas listening to the western ballads of Marty Robbins and the “progressive country” music of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Early on, he developed an appreciation for musical depth, along with a knack for “the story.” As his passion for music grew, he began to explore a variety of styles ranging from pop to reggae. At age 16, Brian hit the road on a musical journey that would eventually find him sharing stages with some of America’s top performers.
Brian’s Texas roots remained an integral force in his life and work. After his first million-or-so miles of rough road and half-a-lifetime of impressive musical accomplishments, yet not much to show for it, Brian planted those roots firmly back in Lone Star soil. He has gone on to release a number of albums, all meeting critical acclaim.
Nothing ignites a young mind's historical interest more effectively (and infectiously) than songs and stories that bring past events stirringly back to life. Over the summer of 2003, Brian adapted his album The Eagle & The Snake: Songs Of The Texians into an educational program for 4th and 7th grade students of Texas history. This program has become the state's premier educational presentation for K-12 Social Studies curriculum enhancement, taking Brian's musical and storytelling talents into elementary and intermediate schools throughout Texas.
More and more people are discovering Brian Burns, “The Last True Texas Troubador," an artist who, for many years, was considered one of Texas’ best-kept secrets. The Terry Awards, a long-standing institution recognizing excellence and accomplishment in Texas music, has presented Brian its “Top Solo Artist” award. Rockzilla.net, a popular online electronic community dedicated to Texas music, voted Brian “Texas Artist of The Year” for two consecutive years. Brian performs an average of 300 shows a year including solo performances and songwriter shows with some of the country's top performing singer/songwriters.
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Well-accomlished country singer-songwriter
Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson