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Ed Bruce is known for his self-penned 1975 massive song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” It is considered the hallmark single of his career.  Due to its success, it reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  Apart from that, he provided us with another huge song “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had” which was released in 1982. Besides, it became his only number one song of his musical career. Nevertheless, he has a total of six entries to enter the Billboard Top 10.

You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had…

Wayland Holyfield and Randy Hatch pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had.” Ed Bruce released the song on November 28, 1981.  On March 6, 1982, it placed at number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It spent at the number one spot for a week. It stayed on the said country chart for a total of twenty-one weeks. The song was part of his album “One to One.”

A Bit about Ed Bruce…

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William Edwin Bruce, Jr. was born in Keiser, Arkansas, United States, and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He is known as a songwriter, singer, and an actor.

At the age of seventeen, in 1957, Ed Bruce wrote and recorded “Rock Boppin’ Baby” for Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records. He penned the song under his name “Edwin Bruce.” In 1962, he wrote, “Save Your Kisses” for artist Tommy Roe. He wrote and recorded “See the Big Man Cry” in 1963.

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Moreover, Ed Bruce signed a contract with RCA Records. Unfortunately, he didn’t achieve success. Nevertheless, Ed Bruce worked hard to rise to prominence. He continued writing songs and releasing more singles until he rose to stardom in the 1980s.

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