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Johnny Burke Country

by Johnny Burke

Traditional country music true to the roots.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wild Honey
2:35 album only
2. A Picture of You
2:34 album only
3. Troubles On My Mind
2:50 album only
4. Love Don't Grow On Trees
2:41 album only
5. Bad Times and Good Old Days
2:45 album only
6. Scotia Sunshine
3:38 album only
7. Tender Hearts
2:56 album only
8. A Hundred Pounds of Clay
2:37 album only
9. Loose and Lonely
2:56 album only
10. Your Love (Is Like Sugar to Me)
2:26 album only
11. Baby, You're All Mine Tonight
2:21 album only
12. Loving You Again
2:23 album only
13. Gold in His Mind
3:53 album only
14. The Love I Want to Waste
2:02 album only
15. Hollywood Heroes
2:52 album only
16. Judge My Soul Again
4:42 album only
17. Everybody's Going Crazy
3:20 album only
18. Still Feels Good
3:00 album only


Album Notes
Johnny Burke Biography

Johnny Burke was born Jean Paul Bourque in the French Acadian community of Rosaireville, New Brunswick, Canada. In the early 60's Johnny moved to Toronto and immediately began performing in a country/rock group called Johnny and the Bees. Shortly thereafter he joined another group called the Blue Valley Boys; Johnny's first professional job. He then landed a gig at the famous Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and for the next four years backed name artists such as Lefty Frizzell, Tex Ritter, Loretta Lynn, Red Foley, Charley Pride, Stringbean, Dottie West, Mel Tillis, Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell, Bobby Bare and Carl Smith. When the Country Music Hall, hosted by Carl Smith, began on the CTV national network, Johnny, along with his guitar player, were chosen from the Blue Valley Boys to back Carl on the show. For the next 3 years Johnny played bass on the Country Music Hall and was later invited to appear as a guest artist.
In 1967 Johnny formed the Caribou Showband and for the next seven years hosted a syndicated televison show called At The Caribou. In 1972 the Caribou Showband changed it's name to Eastwind which later became the houseband on the CTV network show The Funny Farm. Although Johnny and his band spent a great deal of time backing up other name artists, including a seven year engagement on the syndicated Opry North Show, Johnny himself developed a loyal following of fans with his own pure country voice. His hit record Wild Honey was named single of the year in 1978 and his records became top sales items across the country.
Johnny Burke's vocal style gives the traditional country sound a unique flavour. Few can match his talent for song presentation. He has 'twang' and feel and a sincerity that shines through every lyric. The pleasure he derives while performing spills over to his audience and back to the stage. It is always evident that Johnny Burke truly loves to entertain.

1975-Top Country Group/Big Country Awards
1978-Top Country Single "Wild Honey"/ Big Country Awards
1978-Top Instrumental Group/Big Country Awards
1979-Top Instrumental Group/Big Country Awards
2005-Inducted into New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame

14 Albums to date of his own (although he has performed on countless others)

performed on The Grand Ole Opry, Wrap Around Nashville and Nashville Now, Nashville Network



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