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    James Burton International Guitar Festival 2024

    ​The James Burton Foundation thanks you and deeply appreciates your support for our past James Burton International Guitar Festivals. We began holding these events in 2005 to raise money to help children through the gift of music. Read more

  • James to ride in the Tournament of Roses Parade

    James will ride in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day in Pasadena California 2024 on the Explore Louisiana Float.  Along with James will be his grandson Skylar Blythe and granddaughter Taylor Burton. Read more

  • Update on James’ health

    Update December 1: James is in the Vanderbilt hospital rehab as of yesterday.

    He is doing better but his kidney is still struggling but his blood levels are gradually getting better. Read more

  • James diagnosed with kidney cancer

    Update October 7:

    ✝️CELEBRATION✝️
    GOD has performed another MIRACLE!!!
    James was released from ICU at Vanderbilt and is now resting at home today!!!
    He is so appreciative of all the prayers and love that came his way. Read more

  • Ronnie Tutt

    🥁 RONNIE TUTT 🥁

    We are in shock 😭 💔.

    Top of the list drummer, amazing work with any top recording artists and live shows.

    The James Burton and Friends show in Nashville, to our knowledge, was the last show that Ronnie played and it was truly an honor to have him give of his talents to the James Burton Foundation to give guitars to kids and vets. Read more

  • James Burton & Dusty Hill

    Dusty Hill

    Dusty & I were laughing about Billy’s guitar strings on his guitar that I was playing!

    I am SO SAD that my good Buddy has passed away. He was a great friend and a GREAT talent. Read more

  • ‘James Burton and Friends’ show in Nashville

    The James Burton International Guitar Festival is proud to present…
    ‘James Burton and Friends’ at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the evening of November 12th
    in Nashville, Tennessee.

    This historic event is one of the hottest tickets in town!! Read more

  • Celebration of Jeffrey’s life

    Jeffrey Scott Burton
    8.28.62 – 4.6.19

    We cannot begin to describe how much love has poured in for Jeffrey and our family over the past weeks
    and we sincerely appreciate every single message, thought, donation and prayer. Read more

  • Jeffrey Scott Burton

    Our wonderful, talented, loving son, father, and brother, Jeffrey Scott Burton, went on to heaven on April 6. He will be greatly missed.
    We want to thank all of our friends around the world that have had him in their prayers during this journey.  Read more

  • James and Jeff Burton

    Update from the Burtons

    Prayer warriors we need prayers for a COMPLETE HEALING for Jeff. He was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and is in CRITICAL CONDITION. Thank you all very, very much! Read more

  • Elvis Presley & George Klein

    George Klein

    George Klein, known around the world as one of the nicest guys in the world. Also known as Elvis Presley’s best friend. Needless to say, I knew
    George for most of my life and my memories of him is how kind he was. Read more

  • Elvis' guitarists

    Reggie Young

    It is with a very heavy heart that I share my sadness. Reggie Young has gone to be with GOD and he is so happy now playing in HEAVEN. We will all miss him. Read more

  • Christmas show update

    The James Burton International Guitar Festival presents….

    The James Burton Christmas Concert: Memories of Elvis

    (with Elvis’ original tour members; James Burton, Estelle Brown and Sam Thompson)

    December 8th, 2018 at Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City, LA. Read more

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    James to serve as chair of folk festival

    Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former Elvis Presley guitarist, James Burton, will serve as Honorary Chair of the 39th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival which will be held on July 20th & 21st, 2018 in Prather Coliseum on the NSU campus. Read more