Texas Country Singer ~ Sonny Burgess on Friday, August 24
Sonny Burgess was born in Texas and raised in the small town of Cleburne. He grew up listening to the traditional country music songs of Hank Williams, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark and Glen Campbell. These Country Stars had a big influence on Sonny’s music. Burgess soon found out at an early age that he loved the stage and had a natural ability to play and sing to an audience. From his first performance on stage in the second grade, Sonny knew he was destined to be a Traditional Country Music Artist.
During high school, Sonny excelled in Sports; from playing as quarterback in football to the pitcher on the baseball team. He enjoyed performing for everyone whether it was Sports or Country Music. He remembers playing his music at the Civic Center with his band right after the sporting events he attended had ended. Sonny went on to play professional baseball, but soon had to decide between the two careers he loved, Baseball or Country Music.
In 2001, Music City Records and Producer Kerry Kurt Phillips released “When In Texas” which seemed to crystallize all the hope and potential Cleburne had seen in its favorite son for years. It notched four top 10 singles in the key Texas music charts and brought him the first opportunities to play venues such as the Grand Old Opry, Nashville’s Fan Fair/CMA Music Festival, The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville & Orlando and Sonny made his national television debut on “Crook & Chase”. In 2004 Burgess was called and asked to play three times for President George W. Bush during his presidential campaign (twice in Iowa and once in Ohio.)
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