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Changed

by Ed Bruce

Christian folk pop and country gospel, for those who wish to worship and praise Him.
Genre: Spiritual: Country Gospel
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1. Changed
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2. The Family's Growing
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3. Tougher Than Nails
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4. I Will Never Die
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5. For My Good And To Your Glory
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6. Jesus Loved The Hell Out Of Me
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7. In Jesus' Eyes
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8. Homecoming 1945
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9. My Best Friend
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10. Standing In The Fire
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11. If Only I Had Been There
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12. The Perfect Lamb
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Album Notes
A note from Ed:
It is amazing, the many different ways in which God chooses to reveal Himself to us. Saul was on the road to Damascus when the Lord slapped him up beside the head. I was on a 383 Massey-Ferguson tractor. Unlike Saul, I didn't have to wait three days for the scales to fall from my eyes. There was immediate recognition. His path was brilliantly lit for me and I have not been the same since. With the epiphany, came the realization that all the good things that had happened to me in my life were not necessarily my fault. All Praise and Glory to Him! I began to pray for direction and guidance. What had He been saving me for? How was I to use the gift with which He had blessed me? How could I repay Him for all His many blessings? Over the years friends had suggested I record a "Gospel Album". Frankly, I had not felt worthy to do so. Without conviction, how could such a project be blessed? But, now, with my rebirth and wrapped in His love and Everlasting Arms, my life has purpose.

Ed's Biography:
With a string of hits, both as an artist and a writer, Ed Bruce has maintained a successful career for more than four decades. "Mamma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys", "After All", "Girls, Women and Ladies", "When You Fall In Love Everything's A Waltz", "My First Taste of Texas", "Ever, Never Loving You", "The Last Cowboy Song", and the "Theme from Bret Maverick" are just a few of the self-penned hit songs from this great artist. Then there's "Texas When I Die" and "The Man That Turned My Mama On" which were giant hits for Tanya Tucker - and the list goes on.

Ed was born on December 29, 1939 in Keiser, Arkansas. Early on, the family moved to Memphis and he claims Tennessee as his home. Ed started writing songs in his early teens and, in the late 1950's, he first recorded, as Edwin Bruce, on the famed Sun Records label while a senior in high school. His label-mates included Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich and Johnny Cash. Writing the B-side of Tommy Roe's million seller "Sheila" furnished funds and motivation for Ed to move to Nashville in 1962. A year later CMA Hall-of-Famer Charlie Louvin recorded "See The Big Man Cry". It earned Ed his first BMI award and Charlie credits the song with establishing him as a solo artist.

He returned to Memphis for a brief period but was back on Music Row in 1966, this time for good. Along with songwriting, Ed found work as a background singer. Kenny Price soon recorded Ed's song, "Northeast Arkansas Mississippi County Bootlegger".

In the late 1960's, Ed recorded for RCA and Monument Records, releasing the singles "Song For Ginny" and "Everybody Wants To Get To Heaven". In 1973 he inked a new deal with United Artists and had another charting single with "July Your A Woman". Ed's songs continued to be recorded by others. "Restless" was a hit for Crystal Gayle in 1974. Also, during this time, Ed spent four years hosting an early morning TV show on Nashville WSM.

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings released a duet version of Ed's song "Mammas..." in 1978. The song had previously been a chart-climber for Ed in 1975. This time it went to the top and the lyrics became indelibly written on the minds of millions. It was nominated for Grammy and CMA awards. It won a Grammy. Also that year, "Texas When I Die", recorded by Tanya Tucker, was nominated for Grammy and CMA Awards.

Ed had success yet again with "The Last Cowboy Song", a poignant tribute to the passing of the American cowboy and his way of life. It seems only fitting that Willie Nelson would lend his voice to the song, released in 1980. More hits would soon follow.

In addition to performing and writing, Ed also has a very successful acting career. He appeared in the CBS mini-series "The Chisolms" with Robert Preston, the NBC movie "The Return of Frank and Jesse James" and, of course, was the co-star of "Bret Maverick" with James Garner. He appeared as Sgt. Daryl Kelso in the CBS Movie of the Week "Separated by Murder" and as Attorney Harlan Hayes in the pilot episode of "XXX's & OOO's", produced in Nashville. Other star turns include the pragmatic Sheriff Lloyd in the Steven Segal feature "Fire Down Below"; Thunder Malloy in the "Walker Texas Ranger" inspired "Son's of Thunder"; and Ed's favorite, the curmudgeonly rancher Mitch in Sundance Films "The Outfitters".

In the late 70's, he represented the Volunteer State as "The Tennessean" in a nationwide campaign promoting tourism.

Ed was also the host of "American Sports Cavalcade" on The Nashville Network and hosted the seven seasons of "Truckin' USA", also on TNN. He recently began taping the fourth season of "Doc on Point", a series, featuring his English Setter, Doc. It focuses on the training of gun dogs and airs weekly on Outdoor Life Network. He has recorded dozens of national TV and radio commercials including United Airlines, McDonalds, Kawasaki, John Deere, Dodge Trucks and the Armed Services Campaign "It's a Great Place To Start" - to name just a few. Today, as always, Ed loves to sit around with friends and talk sports - most notably, football and hunting, and of course, horses and dogs. There is championship breeding among the herd of 22 Tennessee Walking Horses, and numerous champions and Hall-of-Famers are apparent in the pedigrees of their 5 English Setters. This "royalty" is no more treasured, however, than the always present, variegated pack of tail-wagging strays, orphans and drop-offs greeting visitors to Ed's and Judith's "Home At Last" ranch.

Ed Bruce's career now spans both sides of the Atlantic - he has gained an enormous following in Europe and performs there at least once a year.

The next time you see the movie "Electric Horseman" or hear "Mamma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" on the radio, take a good listen. It's a better biographical sketch of Ed Bruce than anything written here.


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Loretta

Several of the songs could be played on any country radio station and do well.
I can listen to this CD over and over again! In my opinion, several of the songs could be played on any country radio station where they'd be sure to do well. Think Randy Travis with Three Wooden Crosses and you'll know what I mean.

Kathy


I do enjoy this collection. His down home deep voice with the gospel is a nice change from the bubble gum gospel I have been hearing. Real lives in real music. Keep it coming please, we could use more like this.

Dave Kelly

Looked everywhere for this CD - I Love Ed Bruce's Voice, but the message is Awso
Ed Bruce can sing anything, but the message in every cut on "CHANGED" is inspired. "I WILL NEVER DIE" is the strongest confirmation of faith that I have ever heard. Way to go Ed!!!

Bob Terry

Super good album
Heard "Jesus Loved The Hell Out of Me" at an appearence for The Jerry Crutchfield Scholarship Fund. Ed has always been a favorite of mine. So we bought the CD.

Gary Allen

As smooth and sweet as honey ~
"Changed" shows that Ed's sonorous, effortless vocals have only mellowed with age, like fine wine, and his lyrics show everything from deep spiritual maturity to sly, elbow-in-the-ribs humor. You can't go wrong with this one, friends.

Lionel McGuire

A collection of fantastic Gospel songs - excellently written.
An excellent quality CD of Gospel Music as only the Artsist could write them. There is a song for everyone who wants to be associated with GOD. Have been a fan of this artist for a long time regardless of genre - and have waited a long time for a Gospel Cd as excellent as this one is. Thanks a million Ed.

Paula S.

Excellent songs with a great Salvation message
I really enjoy gospel music and this cd is among the best!
The message of Salvation in this collection of songs is wonderful. This is a CD you can listen to over and over again! The service I received from cdbaby was fantastic!!

Greg Faubert

A must have!
I had the chance to hear Ed sing some of these at a guitar enthusiasts' gathering last summer (Nazzfest). These songs are a must for your Christian music collection. You'll laugh and you'll cry, and then listen again!

Jim Weatherford

God is just so good!
CHANGED, is so about the message, Amen. Ed Burce is my favorite country western story teller and singer, when God reached down to Ed, Ed reached up and said... YES LORD!

CHANGED is about his journey and his life, and his experiences in Christ. It's about as simple as that. Amen.

lynda d

great cd, great service, just great !
i'd never heard of cd baby before. they are great. delivery was quick. helpful, courteous. thanx!
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