Browsing the blog archives for May, 2011

In Memoriam

We are sad to report that Lola Poland Burton, James’ mother, passed away on 23 May 2011. Lola was born on 21 Nov 1914, and left a large, loving family to cherish her memory. For those wishing to express condolences, James asks that rather than …
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James to Attend Summer NAMM Trade Show

James and Louise Burton, and Foundation staff will attend the National Association of Music Merchants Summer Trade Show in Nashville.

Select here for more infomation on NAMM

James to be Honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Nashville Cats program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will interview James on Sat 23 July. These quarterly programs showcase the careers of musicians and session singers who have played important roles in country music history.

For more on the Nashville Cats program see here.

‘Hello Mary Lou’ Solo Listed in ‘Guitar Player’


Guitar Player magazine (June 2011) lists James Burton’s solo on Rick Nelson’s Hello Mary Lou (1961) as one of The 40 Most Influential Rock Guitar Solos.

James and Louise Burton Receive P.R.I.D.E. Award

12 May 2011
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau honored James and Louise Burton with a 2011 P.R.I.D.E. Award for the James Burton Foundation Recording Studios.

The Bureau holds the P.R.I.D.E. Awards Gala each year during National Travel and Tourism Week to recognize outstanding employees, venues, events, organizations, and other partners that have helped …
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