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James Burton (2010)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-08

Duration: 00:04:30

Subjects: Music | Guitarists | Philanthropists | Burton, James, 1939-


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Burton, Louise Interviewee
  • Burton, Jeff Interviewee
  • Acree, Arlena Interviewee
  • Burton, James Speaker


This segment from the 2010 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by James Burton accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Burton, who grew up in Shreveport, is a guitarist who has performed with a variety of singers, including Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Jerry Lee Lewis. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. He also established the James Burton Foundation, which donates guitars to schools and needy children. The profile includes interviews with Louise Burton, his wife, Jeff Burton, his son, and Arlena Acree of the James Burton Foundation. Host: Beth Courtney