Gordon Burns Obituary, Death – Gordon Burns ‘Country Boy Eddie Burns” Birmingham, Alabama TV host died died “peacefully” at his home in Warrior, Alabama, at the age of 92. His cause of death was not mentioned. Gordon Edwards Burns was an early supporter of Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Emmy Lou Harris and other budding country superstars.
Burns and Country Boy Eddie co-hosted the talent show known as The Country Boy Eddie Show. The show featured up-and-coming talents. Burns began his run as the show’s host in 1957, when he was just 27 years old, and continued until he retired in 1993. His family claimed in a statement that “he was a trailblazer for both the Alabama music and television scenes, and his accomplishments will continue to live on.”
“He was a trailblazer for both the Alabama music and television scenes,” The Burns family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to all of those people—viewers, admirers, musicians, and anybody else who played a part in helping to make his life so remarkable.
Burns was comparable to the long-running Joe Franklin Show in New York, in which guests were treated as superstars despite the fact that they did not have popular acclaim at the time.
When asked about it later, Burns remarked, “That made my show better.” “I love people, and I especially adore individuals who didn’t get the chance to live their lives,” she said.
Aside from music, Burns provided a place for comedy, interviews, funeral notices, advertisements, and everyday folksy chat with a wide variety of local residents, including politicians and professional wrestlers.
According to Al.com, the program was broadcast throughout the South on around one hundred additional television stations, including WBRC, throughout the early hours.