The country legend, Ed Bruce died of natural causes in Clarksville, Tennessee, on Friday (Jan. 8). He was 81.
Bruce had several hit songs throughout his decades long career, including the all-time classic "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys."
The country legend also appeared in many fan-favorite shows, including Walker, Texas Ranger, Maverick and The Chisholms. His music has earned him 35 Billboard spots, including six Top 10 hits.
Stars took to social media to remember Bruce.
Blake Shelton wrote on Twitter, "Just hearing that Ed Bruce passed away ... What a standalone voice he had. He'll be remembered for his many talents including acting and maybe most important his songwriting ... Rest In Peace cowboy. I'm not loving 2021 so far."
The Oak Ridge Boys shared a tribute as well, tweeting, "We have lost another friend and songwriter today ... Rest Easy Ed Bruce ... many will remember him for songs like Mama Don't Let Your Baby's Grow Ip To Be Cowboys but we shall remember him for a song called, I Know. Look it up for a blessing ... Goodbye brother and Thank You."
"We lost another one of our great country singer songwriters today," Tim McGraw wrote on Twitter. He added, "So many cool records of his that I listened to growing up."
"It was an honor to perform on stage with Ed Bruce. The memories of sitting in the living room with him and a couple of guitars are priceless. I appreciate his counsel and encouragement. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Thanks, Ed. -Trace Adkins"