James Burton Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Elvis’ lead guitarist has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Governor's Arts Awards in Baton Rouge. From Shreveport, Louisiana… as Elvis would say, James Burton also played guitar on stage, and in sessions, for artists including Rick Nelson, John Denver, The Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Sonny and Cher and many more, and has also inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Elvis fans can still see James Burton as he continues to tour with Elvis’ TCB band and back home in Louisiana, James has established the James Burton Foundation, which is dedicated to raising money to provide technical training, music lessons and free guitars to young musicians.
Source: Elvis UK On-line / Updated: Oct 12, 2007 
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Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2007report abuse
Absolutely deserved !
king al (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2007report abuse
Congratulations, James! Yes, you are a legend!
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2007report abuse
Congrats James Burton! It is well deserved.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 13, 2007report abuse
Absolutely right. A true legend. Very well deserved, and he's also a really nice guy. Play it James.

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