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This Old Hat

by Ed Bruce

The recipe for this CD is: take one of the best ballad singers in Nashville, use his talents as an award winning songwriter, add some great songs by a few of his friends and let the listener devour the results of Ed Bruce, master of his craft.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Tracks You Left On Me
2:37 $0.99
2. You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had
3:20 $0.99
3. How Do You Do That?
3:05 $0.99
4. The Greatest Hit
2:42 $0.99
5. This Old Hat
3:08 $0.99
6. One
3:56 $0.99
7. The Feel of Bein' Gone
3:44 $0.99
8. The Bartender(It's All on the Jukebox)
3:07 $0.99
9. Truth Is I'm A Liar
3:34 $0.99
10. Did He Say It Better Than Me?
2:40 $0.99
11. My First Taste of Texas
3:54 $0.99
12. Growing Up
5:11 $0.99
13. My Baby Don't Need No Polish To Shine
1:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
With a string of hits, both as an artist and a writer, Ed Bruce has maintained a successful career for more than four decades. "Mamma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys", "After All", "Girls, Women and Ladies", "When You Fall In Love Everything's A Waltz", "My First Taste of Texas", "Ever, Never Loving You", "The Last Cowboy Song", and the "Theme from Bret Maverick" are just a few of the self-penned hit songs from this great artist. Then there's "Texas When I Die" and "The Man That Turned My Mama On" which were giant hits for Tanya Tucker -and the list goes on.
Ed was born in Keiser, Arkansas. Early on, the family moved to Memphis and he claims Tennessee as his home. In the late 70's, he represented the state as "The Tennessean" in a nationwide campaign promoting tourism.
Ed started writing songs in his early teens and first recorded on the famed Sun Records label while a senior in high school. Writing the B-side of Tommy Roe's million seller "Sheila" furnished funds and motivation for Ed to move to Nashville in 1962. "See The Big Man Cry", recorded by CMA Hall-of-Famer Charlie Louvin, earned Ed his first BMI award and Charlie credits the song with establishing him as a solo artist. "Mamas--" and "Texas When I Die" also earned Grammy and CMA nominations for Song of the Year and are both certified for 1,000,000 broadcast performances.
In addition to performing and writing, Ed also has a very successful acting career -he appeared in the CBS mini-series "The Chisolms" with Robert Preston, the NBC movie "Frank and Jesse James" and of course, was the co-star or "Bret Maverick" with James Garner. He appeared as Sgt. Daryl Kelso in the CBS Movie of the Week "Separated by Murder" and as Attorney Harlan Hayes in the pilot episode of "XXX's & OOO's produced in Nashville.
Other star turns include the pragmatic Sheriff Lloyd in the Steven Segal feature "Fire Down Below"; Thunder Malloy in the "Walker Texas Ranger" inspired "Son's of Thunder"; and Ed's favorite, the curmudgeonly rancher Mitch in Sundance Films "The Outfitters".
Ed was also the host of "American Sports Cavalcade" on The Nashville Network and hosted the seven seasons of "Truckin' USA", also on TNN. He recently began taping the fourth season of "Doc on Point", a series, featuring his dog Doc, which focuses on the training of gun dogs and airs weekly on Outdoor Life Network. He has recorded dozens of national TV and radio commercials including United Airlines, McDonalds, Kawasaki, John Deere, Dodge Trucks and the Armed Services Campaign "It's a Great Place To Start" -to name just a few.
Today, as always, Ed loves to sit around with friends and talk sports -most notably, football and hunting, and of course, horses and dogs. There is championship breeding among the herd of 22 Tennessee Walking Horses, and numerous champions and Hall-of-Famers are apparent in the pedigrees of their 5 English Setters. This "royalty" is no more treasured, however, than the always present, variegated pack of tail-wagging strays, orphans and drop- offs greeting visitors to Ed's and Judith's "Home At Last" ranch.
Ed Bruce's career now spans both sides of the Atlantic -he has gained an enormous following in Europe and performs there at least once a year.
Next time you see the movie "Electric Horseman" or hear "Mamma's Don't' Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" on the radio, take a good listen. It's a better biographical sketch of Ed Bruce than any of these words.



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Cathie Clark

It was a real treat to find new material by Ed Bruce!
Distinctive voices are hard to find in country music today, and Ed's is as unique as they come--and just as wonderful as ever. A real surprise was his version of "One", which had been recorded by George Jones and Tammy Wynette on their last album together--I did not know Ed co-wrote that song! Real high-quality pure country.

linda persinger


Edward Mann (UK)

What a great voice
Thoroughly enjoyed it - but who were the musicians, please ?

Erwin Schapendonk

Ed Bruce is one of my Favorite Singer and Songwriter of all Times
We do a radio show for many years and always like to play music from Ed Bruce because we never heard a song we didn't like from a singer with a great voice like he has.
One fo my favourite songs on this album This Old Hat is.
My First taste of Texas.
We Hope Ed you wil sing Forever

Bill Kettler

This Old Hat
Awesome album as usual, Ed Bruce is a true legend as well as very talented, started listening to Ed after hearing "The Last Cowboy Song" immediately fell in love with his style

Joanne Shields

It was wonderful to hear Ed Bruce back singing. He is the best.
I received the C.D. and I am so glad I ordered it. I have wondered what happend to Ed Bruce as he is one my favorite country singers. Glad he is back recording. Also I am impressed with your site, and will buy more C.D.'s for sure

Adair Rosenow

Nice to hear Ed Bruce's great voice again.........
Nice to hear Ed Bruce's great voice again. And it sounds as good as ever. It;s been awhile since we've heard from him and lets hope that the time frame for the next one is not near as long !!!

Country Weekly Magazine

You'd think he hasn't been away for a moment.
It's been way too long since we heard from Ed Bruce. His decade-long string of smashes like "You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had" and "You Turn Me On (Like A Radio)" ended in the late 80's and he has been pretty much off the scene since then. So the big question has to be: Can he still cut it? This Old Hat answers that question in the warmest, most unassuming way you could imagine. Ed, delivers these 13 songs-including some new versions of his old hits, such as a gorgeous take on "You're The Best Break"-in such a quietly confident way that you'd think he hasn't been away for a moment.

Country Music News

The man possesses one of the all-time great voices.
Getting to hear Ed Bruce on disc again is one of the better gifts that fans of "real" country music have been given so far in the 21st century. The man possesses one of the all-time great voices of the genre and his music has been sadly missed in recent years.

D. Hicks

A Master at work... A singers singer
Enjoyed the new material, Your the best break and First taste of Texas were better when first recorded. But the other cuts are top shelf. One and This Old Hat are the best songs I've heard in years.... PLEASE let us know when you'll make will release more...
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