James Burton Interview at Boomerocity

James Burton

The website Boomerocity has posted an extensive interview with James. Randy Patterson highlights James’ career from the early days with Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman, the Louisiana Hayride, Ricky Nelson, Shindig, and the Wrecking Crew to Elvis and John Denver to Emmylou Harris and Roy Orbison’s A Black and White Night. The interview is rich with detailed information, James’ comments, and his plans for the Foundation.

See the complete interview at Boomerocity.com.


Lynard Skynyrd and ZZ Top

Rickey Medlocke, Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons

James with Rickey Medlocke, and Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons

James recently discussed with Lynard Skynyrd and ZZ Top possible guest appearances for future Foundation benefit performances.


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 flowers, please donate to the Foundation in her honor.


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.