The long-time host of the "Country Boy Eddie Show" on WBRC FOX6, Gordon Edward Burns, passed away at 92, according to reports.
A talented country and bluegrass musician, Burns learned to play several instruments as a teen in Blount County. He played alongside bluegrass legend Bill Monroe and even performed at the Grand Ole Opry before sponsoring the television show.
Burns' show ran for 37 years, becoming one of the longest-running live television shows in history, with its last run in 1993.
The "Country Boy Eddie Show" aired on mornings in Birmingham and offered a chance for up-and-coming musicians to show off their talent. It also featured celebrities like Dolly Parton and Marilyn Monroe.
The show's old set is now on display in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Burns' family told the press that Burns passed away peacefully in his home and thanked his viewers for making his life special.
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