• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2006, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Ed Bruce, which he submitted to this site on Sunday 10 December 2006.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Ed Bruce who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Ed Bruce
This quote was submitted on Sunday 10 December 2006.

'Gene Watson is one of my long time, all-time favourites.

No smoke machines, no light shows!

Just pure, honest real country music'.

Thank you, Ed Bruce, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Ed Bruce...



Ed Bruce is a native of Keiser, Arkansas where he was born William Edwin 'Ed' Bruce Junior on Friday 29 December 1939, and was brought up in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1957, when he was seventeen years old, Ed Bruce went to see Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013), a legendary recording engineer for the legendary Sun Records label.

Ed Bruce caught the attention of Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, for whom he wrote and recorded 'Rock Boppin' Baby', under the name 'Edwin Bruce'.

In 1962, Ed Bruce wrote 'Save Your Kisses' for pop music star Tommy Roe; the track was the 'B' side of Tommy Roe's hit single 'Sheila', which reached No.1 on the Billboard pop music singles chart.

In 1963, Ed Bruce reached No.109 on the Billboard 'Bubbling Under' Chart with his own recording of 'See the Big Man Cry'.

In the early 1960s, Ed Bruce recorded for RCA and some smaller record labels, including Wand / Scepter, singing rockabilly music, as well as more pop-oriented material, such as 'See the Big Man Cry'.

However, Ed Bruce didn't achieve significant success as a vocalist during this period.

However, Ed Bruce's career as a rockabilly performer was largely unsuccessful and, by 1964, he had moved to Nashville, where he became a member of The Marijohn Wilkins Singers.

Ed Bruce also entered into a lucrative career singing advertising jingles, his best-known campaign cast him as a character called 'The Tennessean'.



Dave Dudley (Thursday 3 May 1928 - Monday 22 December 2003) recorded Ed Bruce's 'Farmer's Prayer' and included the track on 'Songs About The Working Man' (Mercury Records, 1964).



Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) recorded Ed Bruce's 'See the Big Man Cry' and included the track on 'Less & Less / I Don't Love You Anymore' (Capitol Records, 1964); the track reached No.7 on the american country music singles chart in 1965.



On Monday 26 January 2009, England's Hux Records released Charlie Louvin's 'Less & Less / I Don't Love You Anymore and Lonesome is Me' (Hux Records, 2009) as a special 2-for-1 CD set (HUX 099).

In 1966, Ed Bruce returned to RCA Records and recorded 'Puzzles', 'The Price I Pay to Stay' and 'Lonesome is Me'.

Ed Bruce still did not achieve great chart action, but he made money recording voice-overs for television and radio commercials.



Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) recorded Ed Bruce's 'Lonesome is Me' and included the track on 'Lonesome is Me' (Capitol Records, 1966).

In March 1967, Ed Bruce saw the release of the non-album single, 'Last Train to Clarksville', which was written by Tommy Boyce (Friday 29 September 1939 - Wednesday 23 November 1994) and Bobby Hart; the track reached No.69 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1967.



'Last Train to Clarksville' was the debut single by The Monkees and was released on Tuesday 16 August 1966; the track was later included on the group's self-titled album, 'The Monkees' (Colgems Records / RCA Records, 1966), which was released on Monday 10 October 1966.

The Monkees version of 'Last Train to Clarksville' was No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart on Saturday 5 November 1966; the track also reached No.23 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart in 1966.



In March 1968, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'If I Could Just Go Home' (RCA Victor Records, 1968), which included one track which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Walker's Woods'
(No.57, 1968)

Ed Bruce's 'If I Could Just Go Home' (RCA Victor Records, 1968) also included the following tracks:

'I Know Better'
'Why Can't I Come Home'
'Ninety Seven More to Go'
'If I Could Just Go Home'
'Give More Than You Take'
'By Route of New Orleans'
'Shadows of Her Mind'
'Lonesome is Me'
'Price I Pay to Stay'
'I'm Getting Better'
'Her Sweet Love & The Baby'

Ed Bruce's 'If I Could Just Go Home' (RCA Victor Records, 1968) reached No.44 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1968.

In 1968, Ed Bruce saw the release of the non-album single, 'Painted Girls & Wine', which reached No.52 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1968.



Jeannie Seely recorded Ed Bruce's 'My Love Dies Hard' and included the track on 'Little Things' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie C. Riley recorded Ed Bruce's 'Price I Pay To Stay' and included the track on 'Sock & Soul' (Little Darling Records, 1968).



In 1969, Ed Bruce signed with Monument Records and, in July 1969, he saw the release of 'Shades of Ed Bruce' (Monument Records, 1969), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Everybody Wants to get to Heaven' (No.52, 1969)

Ed Bruce's 'Shades of Ed Bruce' (Monument Records, 1969) also included the following tracks:

'Song for Ginny'
'When a Man Becomes a Man'
'Today is Mine'
'I Couldn't Stay for Long'
'Puzzles'
'Working Man's Prayer'
'Are You Sincere'
'You're a Bad Mistake I Made'
'I Had No Reason for Leaving'
'No Satisfaction Guaranteed'
'Both Sides Now'



Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 - Wednesday 14 December 2011) recorded Ed Bruce's 'Price I Pay To Stay' and included the track on 'Mr. Walker, It's All Over' (Capitol Records, 1969).



Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) recorded Ed Bruce's 'Little Reasons' and included the track on 'Here's a Toast to Mama' (Capitol Records, 1970).

In 1973, Ed Bruce signed with United Artists Records and saw the release of several singles; only one single, released in 1974, became a minor hit.



In 1973, Ed Bruce saw the release of the non-album single, 'July, You're a Woman', which was written by John Stewart (Tuesday 5 September 1939 - Saturday 19 January 2008); the track reached No.77 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1973.

John Stewart (Tuesday 5 September 1939 - Saturday 19 January 2008) recorded 'July, You're a Woman' and included the track on 'California Bloodlines' (Capitol Records, 1969).



Tanya Tucker recorded Ed Bruce's 'The Man That Turned My Mama On' and included the track on 'would You Lay with Me (in a Field of Stone)' (Columbia Records, 1974); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974.



In 1974, Crystal Gayle recorded Ed Bruce's 'Restless'; the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.39 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974, and was subsequently included on Crystal Gayle's 'Country Classics' (Capitol Records, 1991).



Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 - Wednesday 14 December 2011) recorded Ed Bruce's 'I Can Only Judge Your Future By His Past' and included the track on 'Blanket On The Ground' (United Artists Records, 1975).



Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005) recorded Ed Bruce's 'Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys' (co-written with Patsy Bruce) and included the track on 'Songbook of The American West' (ACS Records, 1976).



In 1976, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Ed Bruce' (United Artists Records, 1976), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys' (written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce) (No.15, 1975)
'Littlest Cowboy Rides Again' (No.32, 1976)
'For Love's Own Sake' (No.36, 1976)
'Sleep All Mornin' (No.57, 1976)

Ed Bruce's 'Ed Bruce' (United Artists Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'Mose Rankin'
'Migrant'
'Working Man's Prayer'
'Thing Called Love'
'Streets of Laredo'
'Cup of Conversation'
'Just Along for the Ride'



Kenny Rogers recorded Ed Bruce's 'You Gotta be Tired' (co-written with Larry Butler) and included the track on 'Love Lifted Me' (United Artists Records, 1976).



In 1977, Ed Bruce signed with Epic Records and saw the release of 'The Tennessean' (Epic Records, 1977), which included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Texas (When I Die)' (written by Ed Bruce, Bobby Borchers and Patsy Bruce) (No.52, 1977)
'Star-Studded Nights' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.54, 1977)
'Love Somebody to Death', which was written by Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) and Glenn Martin (No.57, 1978)
'Man Made of Glass' (written by Dennis Wilson) (No.94, 1978)

Ed Bruce's 'The Tennessean' (Epic Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Never Take Candy from a Stranger' (written by Dennis Wilson)
'Am I Gonna have to burn Atlanta Down', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
'I Can't Seem to get the hang of Telling Her Goodbye' (written by Ed Bruce)
'Wedding Dress' (written by Ed Bruce and Roni Stoneman)
'I've not Forgot Marie' (written by Ed Bruce)
'There Ain't No Good Chain Gang', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Hal Bynum



Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) & Willie Nelson recorded Ed Bruce's 'Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys' (co-written with Patsy Bruce) and included the track on 'Waylon & Willie' (RCA Victor Records, 1978); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for four weeks in March / April 1978 and earned a Grammy Award.

 

Tanya Tucker
recorded Ed Bruce's 'Texas, When I Die' (co-written with Bobby Borchers and Patsy Bruce) and included the track on 'TNT' (MCA Records, 1978); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978, and was also included on Michael Martin Murphey's 'Hard Country' (Epic Records, 1981), his first soundtrack album.



Billie Jo Spears (Thursday 14 January 1937 - Wednesday 14 December 2011) recorded Ed Bruce's 'All The Love I Have (I give to you)' and included the track on 'Lonely Hearts Club' (United Artists Records, 1978).



In October 1978, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Cowboys & Dreamers' (Epic Records, 1978), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'The Man That Turned My Mama On' (written by Ed Bruce)
(No.70, 1978)
'Angeline (would you like to dance again)' (written by Ronnie Rogers) (No.60, 1978)

Ed Bruce's 'Cowboys & Dreamers' (Epic Records, 1978) also included the following tracks:

'I Really Didn't have a Thing to Do Today' (written by Ed Bruce)
'The Greatest Love Song' (written by Claude Putman Junior and Rafe Van Hoy)
'Kentucky Boy, California Man' (written by Ronnie Rogers)
'The Family' (written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins)
'Old Wore Out Cowboy' (written by Ed Bruce and Ron Peterson)
'He Brings Your Memory Back Again' (written by Ed Bruce and Ron Peterson)
'Miracle Express', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
'Give My Old Memory a Call' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Ron Peterson)



On Monday 27 April 2009, England's Hux Records released Ed Bruce's 'The Tennessean and Cowboys & Dreamers' (Hux Records, 2009) as a special '2-for-1' CD set (HUX106).

In 1980, Ed Bruce signed a recording contract with MCA Records, where he would score his biggest successes.



In May 1980, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Ed Bruce' (MCA Records, 1980), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Diane'
(No.21, 1980)
'The Last Cowboy Song' (No.12, 1980) / this track featured guest vocals from Willie Nelson
'Girls, Women & Ladies' (No.14, 1980)

Ed Bruce's 'Ed Bruce' (MCA Records, 1980) also included the following tracks:

'Last Thing She Said'
'Red Doggin' Again'
'Love Ain't Something I Can Do Alone'
'Neon Fool'
'Blue Umbrella'
'I Still Wish The Very Best for You'
'Outlaw & The Stranger'



In March 1981, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'One to One' (MCA Records, 1981), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Evil Angel'
(No.24, 1981)
'When You Fall in Love (everything's a waltz)' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Ron Peterson) (No.14, 1981)
'You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had' (written by Wayland Holyfield and Randy Hatch) (No.1 for one week in March 1982)
'Love's Found You & Me' (written by Ed Bruce and Ronnie Rogers) (No.13, 1982)

Ed Bruce's 'One to One' (MCA Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

'It Just Makes Me Want You More'
'Hundred Dollar Lady'
'I Take The Chance'
'No Regrets'
'Thirty-Nine & Holding'
'Easy Temptations'



During 1981 and 1982, Ed Bruce began to act and do commercials.  One of his biggest acting roles was as the second lead on the television revival of 1957's 'Maverick', which was called 'Bret Maverick'.

Starring James Garner (Saturday 7 April 1928 - Saturday 19 July 2014) as a legendary western gambler, the series ran on NBC television during the 1981 - 1982 season, but was unexpectedly cancelled despite respectable ratings.

Ed Bruce played the irascibly surly town lawman, Tom Guthrie, who found himself reluctantly co-owning a saloon with Maverick, with whom he seemed to maintain a surreally adversarial relationship more or less throughout the entire season.

Ed Bruce also sang and wrote the theme song to the show, while James Garner himself sang the same song over the end titles at the show's close, albeit while being relentlessly interrupted by network announcements about upcoming programming.



In March 1982, Ed Bruce saw the release, in the United Kingdom, of 'Last Train to Clarksville' (RCA Records, 1982), which included the following tracks:

'I Know Better'
'Why Can't I Come Home'
'Walker's Woods' (No.57, 1968)
'Ninety Seven More to Go'
'If I Could Just Go Home'
'By Route of New Orleans'
'Shadows of Her Mind'
'Lonesome is Me'
'I'm Getting Better'
'Her Sweet Love & The Baby'
'I'll Take You Away'
'Last Train to Clarksville', which was written by Tommy Boyce (Friday 29 September 1939 - Wednesday 23 November 1994) and Bobby Hart (No.69, 1967)
'I'd Best be Leaving You'
'Tiny Golden Locket'
'Ballad of the Drummer Boy'
'Something Else to Mess Your Mind'
'Puzzles'
'Memphis Morning'
'Painted Girls & Wine' (No.52, 1968)
'Blue Bayou'



Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 - Wednesday 24 August 1988) recorded Ed Bruce's 'Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys' (co-written with Patsy Bruce) and included the track on 'Nat Stuckey' (51 West Records, 1982).

Ann M. Stuckey submitted a 'Peer's Quote' about Gene Watson on Saturday 25 January 2014



In October 1982, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'I Write it Down' (MCA Records, 1982), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Ever Never Lovin' You' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Glenn Ray)
(No.4, 1982)
'My First Taste of Texas' (written by Ed Bruce and Ronnie Rogers) (No.6, 1982)

Ed Bruce's 'I Write it Down' (MCA Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'Somebody's Crying'
'One More Shot of Old Back Home Again'
'Songwriter (I write it down)'
'Theme from Bret Maverick'
'Memories Can't Stand to be Alone'
'Your Jukebox Could Use a few More Sad Songs'
'Babe in Arms'
'Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys'



In May 1983, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'You're Not Leaving Here Tonight' (MCA Records, 1983), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'You're Not Leaving Here Tonight'
(No.21, 1983)
'If it was Easy' (No.19, 1983)
'After All' (written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce) (No.4, 1983)

Ed Bruce's 'You're Not Leaving Here Tonight' (MCA Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

'It Would Take a Fool'
'In Mexico'
'It's The Lovers (who give love a bad name)'
'Lucky Arms'
'You've Got Her Eyes'
'I Think I'm in Love'
'I'll be There to Catch You'



In September 1984, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Tell 'em I've Gone Crazy' (MCA Records, 1984), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Tell 'em I've Gone Crazy'
(No.45, 1984)

Ed Bruce's 'Tell 'em I've Gone Crazy' (MCA Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

'If I Just Knew What to Say'
'She Never Could Dance'
'It's all in Your Mind'
'Straight Shooter'
'Devil Inside'
'Old Time's Sake'
'Birds of Paradise'
'Someone Who Would Care' (written by Jimmy Pasquale)
'If She Just Helps Me Get Over You'

When his recording career took off, Ed Bruce branched into acting, appearing in the CBS mini-series 'The Chisholms' and the television special 'The Last Days of Frank & Jessie James'.



In December 1984, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Homecoming' (RCA Victor Records, 1984), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'You Turn Me On (like a radio)' (written by Bob McDill and Jim Weatherly)
(No.3, 1984)
'If it Ain't Love' (No.20, 1985)
'When Givin' up was Easy' (No.17, 1985)

Ed Bruce's 'Homecoming' (RCA Victor Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

'That's How It Goes (until it's gone)'
'I Think I Could Love You (better than he did)'
'Texas Girl I'm Closing in on You'
'Great Divide'
'Migrant'
'Old Loves Never Die', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren Robb
'Forever Lovin' Me'



In March 1985, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Ed Bruce's Greatest Hits' (MCA Records, 1985), which included the following tracks:

'The Last Cowboy Song'
 (No.12, 1980) / this track featured guest vocals from Willie Nelson
'Girls, Women & Ladies' (No.14, 1980)
'When You Fall in Love (everything's a waltz)' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Ron Peterson) (No.14, 1981)
'You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had' (written by Wayland Holyfield and Randy Hatch) (No.1 for one week in March 1982)
'Love's Found You & Me' (written by Ed Bruce and Ronnie Rogers) (No.13, 1982)
'Ever Never Lovin' You' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Glenn Ray) (No.4, 1982)
'My First Taste of Texas' (written by Ed Bruce and Ronnie Rogers) (No.6, 1982)
'You're Not Leaving Here Tonight' (No.21, 1983)
'If it was Easy' (No.19, 1983)
'After All' (written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce) (No.4, 1983)



In August 1986, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Night Things' (RCA Victor Records, 1986), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Nights' (written by Byron Hill and Tony Hiller)
(No.4, 1986)
'Fools for Each Other' (No.49, 1986) / this track featured guest vocals from Lynn Anderson
'Quietly Crazy' (No.36, 1986)

Ed Bruce's 'Night Things' (RCA Victor Records, 1986) also included the following tracks:

'You are a Rose'
'Fifteen to Forty Three'
'Fishin' in the Dark'
'Somebody's Somebody New'
'Down the Hall'
'Memphis Roots'

Following the release of 'Night Things' (RCA Victor Records, 1986), Ed Bruce made a conscious decision to cut back on his music to focus on his acting career, appearing in several made-for-television films.

Ed Bruce hosted two shows in the late 1980s, 'Truckin' USA' and 'American Sports Cavalcade', and also appeared in several theatrical releases, including 'Fire Down Below' with Steven Seagal.



Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005) recorded Ed Bruce's 'Thank The Cowboy for the Ride' (co-written with Paul Richey) and included the track on 'Western Underground' (Capitol Records, 1991).



Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005) recorded Ed Bruce's 'You Just Can't See Him from the Road' (co-written with Donny Blanz and Judith Bruce) and included the track on 'Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy' (Liberty Records, 1992).



In February 1995, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'The Best of Ed Bruce' (Varese Sarabande Records, 1995), which included the following tracks:

'Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys' (written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce)
 (No.15, 1975)
'Diane' (No.21, 1980)
'The Last Cowboy Song' (No.12, 1980) / this track featured guest vocals from Willie Nelson
'Girls, Women & Ladies' (No.14, 1980)
'Evil Angel' (No.24, 1981)
'When You Fall in Love (everything's a waltz)' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Ron Peterson) (No.14, 1981)
'You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had' (written by Wayland Holyfield and Randy Hatch) (No.1 for one week in March 1982)
'Love's Found You & Me' (written by Ed Bruce and Ronnie Rogers) (No.13, 1982)
'Ever Never Lovin' You' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Glenn Ray) (No.4, 1982)
'My First Taste of Texas' (written by Ed Bruce and Ronnie Rogers) (No.6, 1982)
'Theme from Bret Maverick'
'You're Not Leaving Here Tonight' (No.21, 1983)
'If it was Easy' (No.19, 1983)
'After All' (written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce) (No.4, 1983)
'Tell 'em I've Gone Crazy' (No.45, 1984)
'You Turn Me On (like a radio)' (written by Bob McDill and Jim Weatherly) (No.3, 1984)
'When Givin' up was Easy' (No.17, 1985)
'Nights' (written by Byron Hill and Tony Hiller) (No.4, 1986)



In April 1995, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Puzzles' (Bear Family Records, 1995), which included the following tracks, all of which were recorded for RCA Records between 1966 and 1968:

'Puzzles'
'Blue Denim Eyes'
'By Route of New Orleans'
'Shadows of Her Mind'
'Lonesome is Me'
'Tiny Golden Locket'
'If I Could Just Go Home'
'Walker's Woods'
'Give Me More Than You Take'
'I'm Getting Better'
'Painted Girls & Wine'
'Price I Pay to Stay'
'Something Else to Mess Your Mind'
'I Know Better'
'Memphis Morning'
'Blue Bayou'
'Why Can't I Come Home'
'Last Train to Clarksville'
'Her Sweet Love & The Baby'
'I'll Take You Away'
'Ninety Seven More to Go'
'I'd Best be Leaving You'
'Puzzles'
'Ballad of the Drummer Boy'
'Painted Girls & Wine'
'Blue Bayou'
'Give Me More Than You Take'
'I'd Best be Leaving You'
'Puzzles'



In 1997, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'Set Me Free' (Kingfisher Records, 1997), which included the following tracks:

'Set Me Free'
'Hallelujah, I Love Her So'
'July the 12th 1939'
'She Even Woke Me up to Say Goodbye'
'Behind Closed Doors'
'Another Place, Another Time'
'King of the Road'
'No Money Down'
'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town' (written by Mel Tillis)
'Hoppy's Gone'



In 2002, Ed Bruce saw the release of 'This Old Hat' (Old Hat Records, 2002), which included the following tracks:

'Tracks You Left on Me'
'You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had'
'How Do You Do That'
'Greatest Hit'
'This Old Hat'
'One'
'Feel of Bein' Gone'
'Bartender (it's all on the jukebox)'
'Truth is I'm a Liar'
'Did He Say it Better than Me'
'My First Taste of Texas'
'Growing Up'
'My Baby Don't Need no Polish to Shine'



In April 2003, Ed Bruce saw the release of '12 Classics' (Varese Sarabande Records, 2003), which included the following tracks:

'Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys' (written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce)
 (No.15, 1975)
'The Last Cowboy Song' (No.12, 1980) / this track featured guest vocals from Willie Nelson
'Girls, Women & Ladies' (No.14, 1980)
'When You Fall in Love (everything's a waltz)' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Ron Peterson) (No.14, 1981)
'You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had' (written by Wayland Holyfield and Randy Hatch) (No.1 for one week in March 1982)
'Ever Never Lovin' You' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Glenn Ray) (No.4, 1982)
'My First Taste of Texas' (written by Ed Bruce and Ronnie Rogers) (No.6, 1982)
'After All' (written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce) (No.4, 1983)
'You Turn Me On (like a radio)' (written by Bob McDill and Jim Weatherly) (No.3, 1984)
'Nights' (written by Byron Hill and Tony Hiller) (No.4, 1986)
'In the Garden' / this track was previously unreleased
'Lord's Prayer' / this track was previously unreleased



Ed Bruce's son, Trey Bruce, is a songwriter and record producer.

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