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James Burton

James Burton has been played on NTS in shows including Country Hayride, featured first on 14 January 2018. Songs played include The Texas Waltz.

James Burton was born in Dubberly, Lousiana on August 21, 1939. He first picked up the guitar at age 13. By the time he was 15, he was recording with Dale Hawkins. He also got a job as the lead guitar player on the Louisiana Hayride, backing artists like George Jones and Johnny Horton. By 18, Burton moved to California to work with Ricky Nelson. With Ricky, he recorded Hello, Mary Lou and other classics.

James became very in demand as a…

The Texas Waltz
James Burton, Ralph Mooney
Capitol Records1968
The Texas Waltz
James Burton, Ralph MooneyCapitol Records1968