by Super Admin
on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 12:57pm.
Over 6 million visitors travel to the beautiful white sandy shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast each year from all over the world. As more people experience our stretch of paradise, many decide to call this area home.
This is exactly what local favorite musician and songwriter, Brent Burns decided to do in 1972. If you have ever enjoyed a lazy afternoon at one of the local restaurants or venues on the Alabama Gulf Coast, chances are you have had the pleasure of hearing Brent Burns live and in person.
The self-proclaimed son of the desert has become the poet laureate of the beach. In 2006, Burns was named “Official Music Ambassador of the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau”, among many more awards and accolades added to his name.
Over the years through personal life experiences, Burns’ music gives his audience a glimpse into his life with a fun twist on beach living such as Jim Cantore, Be My Baby Boomer Baby, If it’s snowbird season why can’t we shoot’em, just to name a few.
A twice wounded, Purple Heart winning combat veteran, Burns also has the distinction of being the first American entertainer to perform for troops overseas after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Burns’ musical career has taken him to Italy, Australia, Mexico and coast to coast in the US.
Burns’ not just about entertaining people, philanthropic is dear to his heart. A portion of his CD sales goes to charities including the American Cancer Society, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and Habitat for Humanity.
Burns’ career has taken all over the world, but he still calls the Alabama Gulf Coast home and does not see retiring in his future anytime soon. To learn more about Brent Burns or purchase his music, visit his website at www.brentburns.com.