C’moooon! Don’t you just want to cuddle up with this big bear of a hunk? He looks so sweet and kind of naughty behind those eyes, eh? Ed Bruce is tonight’s country, rethrift feature. He looks dreamier than his music was. It was a strong no. WIKI: William Edwin “Ed” Bruce, Jr. (born December 29, 1939) is an American country music songwriter and singer. He is known for penning the 1975 song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and recording the 1982 country number one hit “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had“. In 1966, he returned to RCA Records and recorded “Puzzles”, “The Price I Pay to Stay” and “Lonesome Is Me”. He still did not achieve great charting action. He made money doing voice-overs fortelevision and radio commercials. He scored his first charted single with “Walker’s Woods” in 1967, and also charted with his version of The Monkees‘ “Last Train to Clarksville.” Both of these singles were minor hits. In 1969, Bruce signed with Monument Records, where he continued to have minor successes with “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” and “Song For Jenny”. Meanwhile, he continued to write songs like “The Man That Turned My Mama On,” which was a major hit for Tanya Tucker in 1974 and “Restless” for Crystal Gayle the same year. He signed with United Artists Records in 1973 and released several singles, but only one single in 1974 became a minor hit. He finally made the upper regions of the charts when he made the Top 20 on the country charts with his version of “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” in 1976.
A cowboy ain’t easy to love and he’s harder to hold. Oh Ed.. I’d hold yah in yer soft faded levis.