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Shreveport’s James Burton Inducted Into the Louisiana Hall of Fame

From left to right: James Burton, Mike Shephard-Director of Louisiana Hall of Fame and D.J. Fontana (Photo: Facebook)

Shreveport, Louisiana’s James Burton has been inducted into the Louisiana Hall of FameBurton has played guitar with many of the greats including Elvis Presley, Rick Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Denver, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Roy Orbison and more.

Burton was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame for contributing to the history and heritage of music in Louisiana.

Burton co-wrote the hit song “Susie-Q” in 1956 with Dale Hawkins when he was just 15 years-old and backed George Jones, Johnny Horton, and Bob Luman and Ricky Nelson on the KWKH Louisiana Hayride.

James Burton talks about his days with Elvis Presley

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