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Ed Bruce was a country music singer-songwriter who wrote the classic song "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys."

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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Jan. 11, 2021.
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January 19, 2021
My condolences go out to the family of Ed Bruce. So sorry for your loss.
Roy
January 17, 2021
Gone but Never FORGOTTEN. Rest in PEACE. Thank you for Your Music.
Terry Jackson
January 17, 2021
he was the best of the best Scotland sends all our love to Ed and his family
January 16, 2021
One great singer. Miss you already
Audrey Skarness
Friend
January 16, 2021
He was a good man.
lawrence o'neal
January 16, 2021
Mr Bruce joined the choir of angels in Heaven, I look forward to that performance someday. Thank you to the family for sharing him with us for so many wonderful memories. God Bless
Coni B.
January 16, 2021
I met Mr. Bruce my first year in college. I was working for Great America Media and one of its radio stations had visitors who were promoting albums. Great guy with an interesting story. God be with his family.
Mark Cartret
Mark Cartret
Acquaintance
January 16, 2021
My sincerest condolences. I loved his music.
Lori
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
The entire world of country music was enlivened by Ed . What a great voice and all those songs he left with us! Wish those Tennessee ads were still running. Thank goodness we've got his many recordings to enliven our memories. Judith, my prayers are with you, and all his fans appreciate the great joy you gave Ed for all those years. "My First Taste of Texas" will always remind us of the extraordinary love you shared.
Carol Ann Wilson
Friend
January 15, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 14, 2021
Excellent writer. However the real character I saw was his love for,and his unashamed proclamation of his faith.
Bruce Thomas
Acquaintance
January 14, 2021
Alishia
January 14, 2021
May the words at Isaiah 61:1,2 prove to be comforting to you. God will bind up the broken hearted... and comfort all who mourn.
January 14, 2021
May the love of God help you through this difficult time. And the comfort of friends and family carry you through your grief.
January 14, 2021
I'm a long devoted follower of his music. I have all videos of Maverick also. This weekend I will drive the rural roads and listen to the fine music and remember Ed Bruce and watch some of his videos also and Truckin USA Show on the Coulee Region Ed did a show on.
Anthony Ciaccio
Friend
January 14, 2021
Best country. Music singer


January 13, 2021
What a beautiful song and a beautiful man.
January 13, 2021
He was my favorite singer of all time, I have so many memories of him growing up. "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys " is a classic. I am so sad that he's gone. Heaven has another angel .RIP Ed!
Robert Preston
January 13, 2021
My condolences to his family and friends. He was a superb songwriter and singer and a one of a kind talent. I met him once and he was gracious and grateful for his success. A sad day for country music, he will be missed by his many fans and friends.
Bobby Parks
January 13, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
January 13, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. At this difficult t8me, may the God of tender mercies comfort and strengthen you.
Mary
Neighbor
January 13, 2021
Our hearts are positively broken at this news. Ed made every song sound as though he'd written it, sung it or both. He owned it. What a voice, what delivery. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We've all lost an absolute master of the art of singing and song.
Harry and Lucille VanDusen
Acquaintance
January 13, 2021
My condolences to the family of Ed Bruce. I know this is a distressing time for all of you but take comfort in knowing that God who is all comforting and merciful will comfort and strengthen all of you in your time of sorrow.
pat
January 13, 2021
I grew up listening to blues and country music. One of the voices I remember on TV and on my dad’s stereo was Ed Bruce. May the God of all Comfort, comfort his family, friends, and fans. We can look forward to the time when Jesus says Ed Bruce, and he rises with perfect health and sing a new song.
Thomas Smith
January 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 12, 2021
A Good Man and what a voice . Thanks for all the great songs Ed ! RIP my friend .
Bill Minard
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
This is all the way from New Zealand, Ed performed here at our Country music TV programme many years ago and I have been captivated by his wonderful voice and persona ever since. Such a sad loss, rest in peace ED.
Danny Savage
January 12, 2021
I remember him on TV with James Gardner. I really liked watching the show. May the God of all comfort be with your family during this time of great sorrow.
Jones
January 12, 2021
I really enjoyed listening to Mr Ed. May the family cherish that distinctive voice Ed had and bring about many memorable memories.
Mae
January 12, 2021
Scott Chamberland
January 12, 2021
I send my sincere condolences to his family. May God bless you and give you healing strength during this most difficult time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Pat Chiarello
January 12, 2021
Deepest sympathy to all. May he rest in peace. Thank you for all you brought to all of us you will be missed.
Nancy Black
Friend
January 12, 2021
Ed Bruce was one of the best singers and writers. My favorite song is "I know". Thank you Ed for all of your great music. John Steel
John Steel
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
Prayers for the family.
January 12, 2021
Deepest condolences the Ed Bruce family, truly sorry for your loss,may God be with you in your time of sorrow.
January 12, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Family, May the God of Comfort mend and bind up your grieving hearts with his peace and tender care. May you be strengthened to cope with your precious loss as each day passes. Ed will be missed, his music lives on.
BRY
January 12, 2021
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Ed Bruce. Music is the language of the heart and Mr Bruce’s contribution to that is very much appreciated. May God give your family comfort and peace as you mourn your loved one. Philippians 4:7
Chris
January 12, 2021
One of my favorite country singers! I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family. My favorite of his songs was "You're the Best Break this Old Heart Ever Had". He also wrote and sang many gospel songs after he gave his heart to the Lord.
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Heather Campbell
January 12, 2021
Great Singer and Songwriter, R.I.P.
Betty Brannigan
January 12, 2021
my condolences to his friends and his family may his songs and His Brilliant words live on forever he was a great Community leader in a role model for our society may he rest in peace
David P Call
Coworker
January 12, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
January 12, 2021
Your voice will be remembered.
Stephanie Schell
January 11, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Bruce's death. Don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys is one of my favorite country songs. My heart goes out to his family. May Jehovah comfort them during their time of sorrow.
Valerie Valentine
January 11, 2021
While ghostwriting a book not long ago, collaborating with its subject, an incident from years before came up involving an interchange with Ed Bruce.

My collaborator was reluctant to agree to the fact-checking, which would mean a call to Ed was in order. It seemed that, with the passage of time and a suspicion that Ed might not receptive to such a call, the prospect of a such a conversation would produce an awkward moment.

I argued that necessity and accuracy demanded the call be made. It was, Ed could not have been more gracious and my collaborator could not have been more relieved.

Having encountered Ed briefly several times over the years, and admired his versatility and artistry, this last observation is not a bad sayonara.
Stacy Harris
Acquaintance
January 11, 2021
My husband and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Mr Bruce's family. RIP sir.. Cindy and Randy Clarke Gananoque Ontario Canada
Cindy Clarke
Acquaintance
January 11, 2021
An unforgettable song, an unforgettable singer and songwriter, deepest condolences to the Bruce family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be with you in your time of sorrow.
January 11, 2021
Thank you Ed for being my friend. Thanks for all your advice. Ed was a real true country Artist. I will miss you. We were in the workings for Ed to record my song for a movie soundtrack. The sound is called Angel Fly. I know Ed has earned his wings for Ed was a God loving man. Love you Ed will miss our phone calls.
Joey Garland
Friend
January 11, 2021
RIP Ed. You'll be missed. Well miss your songs. Prayers to friends and family of Ed.
January 11, 2021
Joey Garland
Friend
January 11, 2021
Goodnight, and Godspeed Ed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful music memories....
Harry Simpson
January 11, 2021
Remember hearing his songs on the radio over the years.
Stephanie D Schell
January 11, 2021
Rest in peace you were inspiration to many people Doug&Judy Lorenson
January 11, 2021
What a voice. He used to come to a very popular local honky-tonk often, back in the mid-late 1980s. He'd sing from the DJ booth and wave at the dancers on the back dance floor, and then sign autographs. Another great talent in God's band upstairs. Condolence to the family and friends, hope you will keep his memory alive and maybe some will follow in his legendary footsteps musically.
January 11, 2021
Carol Sivadge
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