Western Swing Crooner -
Born on a ranch in Briscoe County, Jimmy Burson is at least a 6th generation
rancher. He developed a love for music at an early age after his mother made him take piano lessons. While
in high school, he found an old album called "Together Again" with Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan. From that day on, he was hooked on Western Swing. After teaching himself guitar and
fiddle, and graduating from Texas Tech, he moved home to the family ranch where he and his wife, Rhenda, raised their three daughters.
He began playing western swing with local musicians and later formed his
own band 'Texas In The Swing'. His music has taken him on tours of Russia and Austria, in addition to engagements across the United States. He has performed for 20 years at the Great
American Music Festival at Silver Dollar City, Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, National Cowboy Symposium, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Legends of Western Swing, West
Texas Western Swing Music Festival, along with many others.
In addition to the cattle business, Jimmy served 10 years as the Briscoe County
Judge and eight years as County Commissioner. Also, he is the music director at First Baptist Church and has led music at revivals across Texas. His four western swing albums, "Texas in
the Swing", "Leanin' on the Legends", "Back in the Swing", and “Lone Star Dust” have been featured on radio stations across the U.S.A. In 2011, Jimmy was named the Western Swing Male Vocalist of the year by the Academy of Western Artists. He was named a Hero of
Western Music by the Cowtown Society of Western Music in 2012 and named to the Western Swing Hall of Fame by the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest and also the Northwest Western Swing
He still lives on the family ranch at Silverton, Texas with his wife
The Jimmy Burson Show
with Miss Emily on Friday Evening, April 12th.