Brent Burns: A Biography

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Brent Burns is a native Oklahoman, a veteran, and an icon of Gulf Shores, AL. In fact, he is the “Official Music Ambassador of the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.”

Burns is most famous for his songs that tap into the national frustration over the high costs of energy, especially oil.  He has made national recognition with songs like "Pain at the Pump", and his top 40 hit, "Cheaper Crude or No More Food".  He also became an outlet for the public's anger at bad offshore drilling practices following the British Petroleum oil spill crisis in the gulf coast with his song "Drill, Drill, Drill".  With his island-rock sound, he is the recipient of several Trop Rock Music Awards, including "Entertainer of the Year" (2008), "CD of the Year" (2008), "Song of the Year" (2010), "Songwriter of the Year" (2010), and more.

As a Purple Heart recipient, Burns holds a special place in his heart for American soldiers and can often be found playing USO shows across the world.  He holds the distinction of being the first musician to perform for the troops after the September 11th terrorist attacks.  He is also a big believer in charity work, having donated large amounts of time and money to such organizations as the American Cancer Society, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and Habitat for Humanity.

Burns spends much of his time on the road, performing at over 200 events a year.  When not touring, he still makes his home in Gulf Shores and can be found in the area playing music and "living the life Jimmy Buffett only wrote about".  If you'd like to learn more about Brent, you can visit his website here.


1980: Brent Burns

1999: Living the Life Jimmy Buffett Only Wrote About

2001: Perpetual Vacation

2003: Tropical Nuts

2004: Christmas Vacation

2005: Margarita Smile

2007: Ragtops and Flipflops

2009: I've Got a Beach in My Backyard

2010: Cuban Sugar

2011: Don't Come Knockin' if the Tiki Hut's Rockin'