William Edwin Bruce Jr. has been a hit artist, songwriter and actor. Ed Bruce was born in Keiser, Arkansas December 29, 1940. He was raised in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1966 he quit his job as a car salesman in Memphis and moved to Nashville. Bruce wrote great music, he wrote or co wrote "The Man That Turned My Mama On ," "Texas When I Die" for TanyaTucker. In 1978 he wrote a number one hit for Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Mammas Don't Let Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys."

As an actor he appeared on the CBS television Miniseries, "The Chisholms," he also stared with James Garner in the Maverick television series on NBC.

Bruce's son, Trey Bruce, is a songwriter and produces records.  Sunday Morning March 31st, I will play the hits of Ed Bruce, "The Last Cowboy Song," "My First Taste of Texas" and "You Turn Me On Like A Radio" and more.

Join me Sunday Morning at 11 a.m. for the music and life of Ed Bruce on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight.  It's a segment of the 98 Country Classic Show.  We get started at 9 a.m.  with 98 Country Classic show 98.1 FM 98 Country.