The James Burton Foundation

The James Burton Foundation


Prayers for Legendary Elvis guitarist James Burton 🙏💗🙏
Heal up quick !
As some of you are aware James Burton, The Master of the Telecaster is currently in the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehab Hospital. He is still bed ridden & his one kidney is still struggling. James and his family are very dear to me and I am a supporter of his non profit foundation that has donated 1000's of guitars over the years to schools and hospitals. James personally signed a guitar for me in 2018 during Christmas to be given to Children's Hospital New Orleans. All of us here at Johnny Rock & Roll Radio would like to show our support and gratitude to James during this difficult time by raising money for The James Burton Foundation Our goal is $1000.00 Please consider donating to benefit the children and veterans all around the country! In advance....Thank you, thankyouverymuch
Order now to receive in time for Christmas!! 50% of all profits from this item will go to The James Burton Foundation
The James Burton Foundation supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instruction to schools, hospitals, and community service organizations. If you'd just like to make a donation to the foundation to support James Burtonn's Foundation and cause you can contact them via e-mail at [email protected] or you can call (318) 424-5000 or simply send your tax deductible donation to:
James Burton Foundation
714 Elvis Presley Avenue
Shreveport LA 71101 USA
Order now to receive in time for Christmas!! 50% of all profits from this item will go to The James Burton Foundation

The James Burton Foundation supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instruction to schools, hospitals, and community service organizations. If you'd just like to make a donation to the foundation to support James Burton's Foundation and cause you can contact them via e-mail at [email protected] or you can call (318) 424-5000 or simply send your tax deductible donation to:
James Burton Foundation
714 Elvis Presley Avenue
Shreveport LA 71101 USA
I'm worn out and feeling very emotional for my Happiness Julie Ann, it's been over 18 hours now and our dear beloved Jack is still missing. My heart is hurting for her, I'm still praying as is many many friends but the fact that he is partially blind, deaf, has cancer and is 17 years old, it does not look good. There are a LOT of woods all around us. All I can do is look out of my studio office window and keep watching for him. This caused me to think about how important it is to be grateful and appreciate the people, animals and blessing in our lives. As most of you know, Julie Ann and I attended the funeral of Jerry Lee Lewis and my heart is hurting for so many reasons which I will not mention but I felt compelled to share this video of The Killer and James Burton and share my thoughts and a few memories.
An update on James Burton's healt from his family on the The James Burton Foundation page.
The The James Burton Foundation supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instruction to schools, hospitals, and community service organizations. To make a donation contact The James Burton Foundation
714 Elvis Presley Avenue
Shreveport LA 71101 USA

(318) 424-5000

[email protected]
I certainly got some good rest today. I was exhausted . Julie Ann and I did not get back to Folsom until 3 am and I had to a LOT of production and scheduling. Before we left Shreveport we stopped by The James Burton Foundation . Not many people have a statue of them made. But James Burton does and he is very much alive and still Rockin' and we'd like to keep it that way. I wanted to share a post reminding everyone to pray for James Burton tonight and again in the morning. As most of you know James Burton has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. He will be having an operation tomorrow at Vanderbilt in Nashville. He requested prayer so before you fall asleep tonight please make mention of him and the hospital staff when you talk to God tonight. In Jesus' name we pray in agreement that JB receive a complete healing in Jesus' mighty and powerful name! Amen.
Hey everybody. I just received the news that James Burton has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. We are all calling on World Prayer. We did this when his son was sick it worked numerous times. Let's all do it for James. For quite a few years James and I were very close because I worked side by side with him and Mrs. Louise at The James Burton Foundation. PLEASE share with all of your prayer warriors.
Buddy Holly's 85th Birthday Celebration
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
4th September 2021 / LEPAA Lubbock Tx

Hosted by Duane Eddy & Friends
James Burton / Steve Cropper / Sonny West

Join us in honoring the legacy of Buddy Holly
and the inspiration he is to artists around the world

The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation
The James Burton Foundation
Lubbock, Texas - Your City Government Buddy Holly Center
Fender Gretsch Guitars
This is my new page that I have created for the sale of my hand made greetings cards which I sell in aid of The James Burton Foundation. I hope you enjoy browsing through the cards. Please feel free to share. Thank you.
Hello. Can somebody from The James Burton Foundation please contact me. I am a customer who put in a order over a week ago and was not able to put requests in the comments box. I was hoping to reach somebody before the order was shipped, but no one has returned my messages online or my phone messages on voicemail. Please help. Thank you.
I love you James Burton, heartbreak for Graceland today.
Much love for you always!
Check out Sean Mencher's page... He's doing a live show right now with 50% of all tips going to the James Burton Foundation!
Legendary guitarist James Burton visited the Nashville VA Medical Center to present 15 new Fender acoustic guitars for Veteran music therapy programs.

James is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with a career spanning over 50 years and has played on more music recordings than any other guitarist in history. The donation was made possible by The James Burton Foundation.

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from The James Burton Foundation, School, 714 Elvis Presley Avenue, Shreveport, LA.

The James Burton Foundation supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instruction to schools, hospitals, and community service organizations.

Operating as usual


James got to come home for Christmas because of ALL YOUR PRAYERS🙏


James got ready for surgery today and right before surgery the doctor said the surgery was CANCELED!!!!

Do you really believe that PRAYER WORKS???
This is PROOF!!!
They decided to give strong antibodies for the next few days to see if that works first🙏✝️🙏✝️🙏✝️

Today they found a blood clot in his leg! Now the doctors are trying to control that problem also! 🙏✝️🙏✝️🙏✝️
James just wants to get back to playing 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸

Please continue praying and please share this with everyone you know. God is good!!! Thank you so much - the Burton Family.


James is back in Vanderbilt Hospital for infection of his hip incision!
They are going to operate on him again tomorrow to get all the infection out of his body.

Need ALL PRAYER WARRIORS to pray for HIM.🙏🙏🙏🙏
This will be the the 4th surgery in 5 months!

Please share and thank you and God bless you all - the Burton Family.


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.

However, with Rehab he is in more pain.😞
He is so excited to be exercising now. He’ll be walking again soon with your PRAYERS FOR COMPLETE RECOVERY & playing better than ever🙏✝️🎸

He knows how important your prayers are and wants you to know he is working HARD to play & see you again soon 🎸😎

Thank you so much, God bless you all and please share...the Burton Family.



The Cancer Doctor at Vanderbilt just told me that
I will need an MRI test every 3 months and I still have a long road to recovery but YOUR PRAYERS 🙏 we're heard by GOD ✝️✝️✝️✝️
Thank You all & GOD BLESS YOU 😇🎸❤️


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. He still needs prayers because his remaining kidney is performing low. So that means he still YOU.

From James:
I love everyone so much 🎸 🤯


James is a Miracle Man, it was much worse than we thought and God saved him today!!! ✝️ GOD heard all of your prayers!!! 🙏

Much love to everyone ❤️
The James Burton family.

Please, please share the good news!!!


I have been diagnosed with kidney cancer and I am scheduled for an operation Monday Oct. 3rd at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Even though I have a great team of Doctors, I know GOD is in control.
I would personally appreciate your prayers for a TOTAL HEALING 🙏✝️.
Please share this request with all your friends 😇
Thank You with Love ❤️

Photos from Dan Jovic NBC 6's post 06/25/2022

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Photos from The James Burton Foundation's post 04/23/2022

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Photos from The James Burton Foundation's post 04/23/2022

Tune in to TBN April 23rd at 8:00 pm Eastern 7:00 pm Central for Giv. Mike Huckabee's show with guests James Burton and Joe Chambers.



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. His playing on this show was INCREDIBLE. ⚡️TCB⚡️

Playing together over the years was so much fun, it was like a hand in a glove. We knew exactly how to play off each other.

You bet I will always miss him!!! 🥁🎸

The wonderful thing is that we know for sure Ronnie is in heaven with God and his family, Elvis and friends.

What a joy for his family to have this knowledge and we love all of them so much. 🙏✝️😇

The James Burton Family


Here's a truly amazing announcement. To celebrate Buddy's 85th birthday Duane Eddy will be hosting James Burton, Steve Cropper and Sonny West for a night of musical brilliance at the The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences on 4th Sept in Lubbock, Texas
Join them in honoring the legacy of Buddy Holly and the inspiration he is to artists around the world!
Tickets are now available:
An amazing event brought to us by LEPAA and The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. Thanks to you guys for all you do for Buddy's legacy.


Happy Birthday to the King of Rock-N-Roll and thank ya, thank ya very much to all the fans who still love him as much as I do. TCB, Stay Safe and God Bless - JB


The VETS and Kids Need You Now!

Visit our website to donate

The Foundation is Working Hard to Keep our Mission Rolling.

We were not able to do our annual fundraising show due to the COVID pandemic.

We are Looking for year-end donations.

For donations of $35,000.00 or More, The Donor will receive a special guitar autographed by the artists from the James Burton and Friends show in Nashville Tennessee. This is a Limited edition guitar.

Photos from The James Burton Foundation's post 10/31/2020

Hey I made the list of the top 100 greatest guitarist of all time in the current issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Truly an honor. TCB and God Bless - JB


It’s so hard to believe it’s been 43 years today since we buried my friend, Elvis.

What a heart-wrenching three days we had that August in 1977.
I’ll never forget flying out of L.A to Las Vegas that morning of the 16th, then we headed out from Vegas to our first show in Maine
when we got word to turn around.
None of us knew why.
We stopped to refuel in Colorado to head back to Las Vegas when we heard the news that Elvis had passed.

My first question was, “Is this a joke?”
Unfortunately….it wasn’t.

My wife Louise and I immediately met up in Memphis to go to Graceland to check on Elvis’ Dad, Vernon. As you can imagine, he was just heart broken.

On August 18th, they held a private service for Elvis’ family and close friends.
We could hardly talk to each other, we were in so much shock.
So many people that loved him showed up.
James Brown spent hours in there with Elvis, as did so many others.
Louise and I sat there with Vernon and did our best to comfort him.
We loved that man.

Thousands of fans lined the streets of Memphis on the day of the funeral to say goodbye to the king.
Thousands! We had never seen anything like it, man.
Royalty had never seen anything like it.
We were honored to ride in the third or fourth white limo in the procession that day and were amazed at all the love people showed and how people came together in such a short amount of time to honor him from all over hthe world.

Elvis constantly gave to those around him and that was such an inspiration.

Yes, he was a legend….but Elvis was also my friend.
His talent, style, sense of humor and ‘in the middle of the night’ phone calls just to talk.
He is dearly missed, and I know he’s in Heaven singing and playing with my Son, Jeffrey…
and I’m looking forward to seeing them both again someday and we’ll all jam together.

We want to thank the fan clubs and websites, Priscilla, Lisa Marie, Jack Soden, Graceland, the EPE family and Joel Weinshanker for all of the hard work in keeping Elvis’ legacy alive and we love the fans and friends who loved Elvis as much as we do.

Make each day count and love one another!



Sammy Rocks with Brian May, Joe Walsh, & Tanya Tucker | Rock & Roll Road Trip 05/17/2020

Sammy Rocks with Brian May, Joe Walsh, & Tanya Tucker | Rock & Roll Road Trip

The James Burton and friends concert last November in Nashville was ‘one for the books’ and an incredible fundraiser for the James Burton Foundation. A star-studded lineup performed in support.
Sammy Hagar was one of our performers and filmed some footage for his AXS TV show.
Check out the promo and thanks for your support. 🎸💯

Sammy Rocks with Brian May, Joe Walsh, & Tanya Tucker | Rock & Roll Road Trip Sammy returns to Nashville to celebrate rock legend James Burton at an all-star bash. Backstage, he sits down with music legends Brian May of Queen, Joe Wals...


We're all spending more time at home these days, especially in the kitchen...and we ALL love to eat.

The James Burton Foundation is pleased to offer our James Burton Foundation Cookbooks for your delectable pleasure.

Our cookbooks are very unique, and feature homemade recipes from James' friends, family and fans from all over the world. Recipes often passed down for generations.

Volume one is the 'Rock & Roll Cookbook' .

Where else are you going to find recipes for:
Doyle D***s' Spanish Bean Soup
Emmylou Harris' Broccoli Nut Casserole
Joe Stampley's Fried Green Tomatoes
Vince Gill and Amy Grant's Chicken Marsala Serenade
Paul Rodgers' Favorite Milkshake
even Austin's Continental Club's famous Black Eyed Peas, just to name a few.

You just have to read James Burton's particular recipe for Alligator. Only him. Haha!

These delicious recipe's come from all around the world including such places as Holland, England and Algeria.
Most of the recipes are from North America, with a good portion from the South, where James is from...and you know about that good Southern cooking. Mmmm....

Contents include:
Appetizers and Beverages
Soups & Salads
Vegetables & Side Dishes
Main Dishes
Breads & Rolls
Cookies & Candy
This and That

OKAY NOW, you and yours have a real sweet tooth?
For that, we have Volume two...
The Rock & Roll Dessert Cookbook

In this edition you get recipes for...
Elvis Costello & Diana Krall's Frutti Balsamico
Amy Grant & Vince Gill's Sugar Pecan Crisps
Albert Lee's English Sherry Trifle
Marty Stuart's Mother's Applesauce Cake
Elvis Presley's Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
Emmylou Harris' Mother's Pound Cake, plus many more.

Again, full of North American treats and International desserts from Spain, England, Australia and more.

Contents include:
Holiday Treats
Pudding & Custards
Sweet Treats
Healthy Lo-Cal Desserts
Cookies & Candy

With these cookbooks, you can eat something different and amazing every night. Being a non-profit, we sell these as fundraisers.

Cookbooks are $25 each
Our current special is $45 if you buy both as a package
That's a $10 savings

While supplies last. Order NOW!

To order:
[email protected]
(318) 424-5000

All proceeds go to support the James Burton Foundation.
Thank you sincerely for your support!

Photos from The James Burton Foundation's post 03/16/2020

The Department of Veteran's Affairs were kind enough to send this letter of thanks.
This is why we do what we do and love having partners like you.
Thank you so much for supporting the James Burton Foundation.


The James Burton Foundation was thrilled to be able to donate guitars again to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The hospital was so kind to send a thank you note. We wanted to share with you what a difference your donations and contributions to the James Burton Foundation make in the lives of others. Continued thanks for your support!

Photos from The James Burton Foundation's post 01/31/2020

Well guys, we did it!

We are so excited to have been able to donate guitars to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the V.A. Hospital, both in Nashville, TN.

We believe in healing through the gift of music.

Thanks to everyone who partners and supports the James Burton Foundation with their time and money.

Without your support, we couldn’t continue to make this difference.

If you’d like to make a donation, any amount helps, visit

I’m truly honored to call you friend.

Thanks and GOD BLESS!


Timeline photos 01/01/2020

As we approach a new decade, we reflect upon all of the good the James Burton Foundation has been able to do…thanks to those like YOU who have donated their money, time and efforts and whom truly care about the difference music can make in someone’s life.

As you know, many schools programs nationwide have lost their funding and now simply cannot meet their needs.
With your help, what a joy it is to be able to get music back in the schools, helping to increase these children’s focus, improving grades and self confidence. This is the power of a musical instrument.

Think of the child in the hospital, who’s recovery is one of the greatest struggles they will ever face, with the gift of a new guitar, which brings happiness in a time of need.
This is the power of a musical instrument.

Consider the soldier, who has served our country, and who’s efforts have kept our families safe.
Many of which have seen combat and are suffering with P.T.S.D.
A guitar has been refuge for many and a beautiful addition to their therapy.
This is the power of a musical instrument.

We also want to take a moment to honor Jeffrey Burton, who went to Heaven earlier this year.
His selfless dedication in volunteering his services was so important in developing the foundation and moving it forward to where it is today.

Jeff produced and performed in all of the fundraising shows the foundation has put on.
His love for music and helping others is greatly missed.

As we begin a new year and decade, the James Burton Foundation thanks you for your continued support in changing lives through music.

May 2020 be the most blessed year yet!
Just think it up, then go do it.

If you’d like to make a donation, please visit

Photos from The James Burton Foundation's post 12/22/2019

Packed theater for James Burton’s Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas Show last night.
Sonny Landreth was a late addition and ‘wowed’ the crowd with his guitar work and Marty Haggard was the surprise guest. All the artists were absolutely fantastic.
Guitars were given to veterans and a local high school and more money was raised for more guitars.
Thanks for supporting the James Burton Foundation.
Online donations can be made at


What: James Burton’s Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas
When: Saturday, December 21st, 2019
Where: Maragaritaville Casino, Bossier City

Legendary guitarist and ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’ James Burton has invited some friends to celebrate Christmas on Saturday, December 21st at Margaritaville Resort and Casino at 8:00 P.M. (doors open at 7 P.M.) for James Burton’s Rockin' Louisiana Christmas.
This very special event will feature not only Burton, but Grammy winning Zydeco legends Wayne Toups and Jo-el Sonnier, James' band mate from the TCB Band, Estelle Brown of the Sweet Inspirations, virtuoso guitarist Sonny Landreth and Louisiana's top show band, Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs.
It will also feature some other very special guests.

"This is going to be an amazing show" said Burton. "We wanted to feature Louisiana artists and Louisiana music to help everyone get in the Christmas spirit." Burton continued, "Maybe some tickets to the show can be an early Christmas gift."

In addition to holiday favorites, and the artists performing some of their most popular songs, the concert will also feature a tribute to Elvis Presley, spotlighting the talents of Burton, Elvis' former guitarist, and Estelle Brown, former member of The Sweet Inspirations who were Elvis' backup singers.
At the show, the James Burton Foundation is also honored to be presenting guitars to a local school for kids and veterans.

Tickets for A Rockin' Louisiana Christmas are available through Ticketmaster and the foundation office and are $30 for general admission.

Also available are special VIP tickets for $100 which will include premium seating, a pass to the VIP-ONLY pre-show ‘Q & A with the artists’, and a special souvenir VIP pass and lanyard.
VIP tickets can ONLY be purchased by contacting the James Burton Foundation at 318-424-5000 or [email protected]

All proceeds from the event will benefit the James Burton Foundation which provides guitars for Veterans and children in schools and hospitals.
For more information, call the James Burton Foundation at 318-424-5000.
Don’t miss this fantastic holiday show with all of your favorite music and support a great cause.

The James Burton Foundation 12/03/2019

The James Burton Foundation

Hey guys, it’s the annual ‘Giving Tuesday’.
What an incredible year it has been for the James Burton Foundation.
Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to put lots of guitars in the hands of kids and veterans and are looking to do even more next year.

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year to help provide more guitars to those in need, simply visit and click on the yellow ‘donate’ button and enter your info.

It’s as simple as that to make a HUGE difference in a child’s life or a veteran, giving the gift of music.

Sincere thanks for your support.
We couldn’t do it without you.

The James Burton Foundation

The James Burton Foundation


The James Burton International Guitar Festival is proud to present James Burton's 'Rockin' Louisiana Christmas' concert December 21st at Margaritaville Casino.
If you've been to one of the previous Christmas celebrations, you know what an absolute blast this show is.
General admission tickets are available via Ticketmaster for $30 each.
$100 VIP tickets are available from the James Burton Foundation office at (318) 424-5000 or [email protected]
Better get your tickets now before they're all gone!
A ticket makes a great Christmas gift for a loved one or co-worker. All to support a great cause and give back this holiday season.
There will also be some amazing surprise guests stopping by. You don't want to miss this festive musical extravaganza. Remember, ALL proceeds go to The James Burton Foundation to buy guitars for schools, children’s hospitals, and our great veterans. Your ticket purchase will help buy a guitar for a child or a veteran.
See you there!
Merry Rockin' Christmas!!


Sneak Peak of the James Burton & friends concert!😉
T-minus 1 day until showtime!

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, get them at or call 615-687-6400 now!!!

For VIP ticket and info, please contact 318-424-5000 or email [email protected]!

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