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Country Boy Eddie Biography, Age, Wikipedia, Net Worth, Cause of Death, Family

Gordon Edwards Burns, also known as or sometimes Country Boy Eddy sadly passed away at the age of 92.

How Did Die?

Gordon Edwards Burns aka Country Boy Eddie, a Country singer, guitarist, and fiddler who presided over WBRC-venerable TV’s Country Boy Eddie Show from 1957 to 1993 is no more.

This sad news was confirmed by Mike Dubberly GDA on Twitter saying,

Country Boy Eddie Cause of Death

“This morning, Country Boy Eddy passed away peacefully at his home in Warrior.”, according to his family member. Country Boy Eddie cause of death was believed to be natural and was due to the age factor.

Gloria Jamie Cooper posted tribute to Eddie and the message reads,

“Please keep the Burns family in your prayers. Country Boy Eddie is singing in Heaven and with his beloved wife (celebrating her Birthday today). He was such a wonderful man and blessed many in his 92 years on this earth. He got to sing “You Are My Sunshine” to his Lord and Savior this morning. He was so very special to us!”

“This morning, Country Boy Eddy passed away peacefully at his home in Warrior. He was a trailblazer for both the Alabama music and television scenes, and his contributions will continue to live on. The Burns family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the viewers, fans, musicians, and everyone else who made his life so special.”

Burns, one of eight kids raised on his family’s 200-acre farm in Blount County, had made up his mind to pursue a career in radio since he was ten years old and a fan of Curley Fox on the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1946, he learned how to play the fiddle and joined Happy Hal Burns’ band to perform on the Crossroads Variety Show on WBRC-AM.

His nickname was bestowed on him by Burns, who is not related. Burns performed on the Armed Forces Radio Network in Korea, Japan, and Hawaii while serving in the US Army during the Korean War.

Who was Country Boy Eddie?

Country Boy Eddie was a treasure and a symbol for WBRC as well as Alabama country music.

At the age of 13, Gordon Edwards Burns sold Garden Spot Seeds door to door before he was known as Country Boy Eddie in order to purchase his first fiddle.

Eddie launched the Country Boy Eddie Show on WBRC in 1957. He became well-known in Alabama as a result of the country music program, which was broadcast for 38 years.

He hosted a number of celebrities on his show over the years (before they were huge stars). Country Boy Eddie also had a music show of his own in Nashville.

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