Bruce Bouton

  • Nashville Session Ace

"I Just can't put this thing down, I play my V52 constantly, marvellous guitar!!!"

About Bruce Bouton

After 30 years in town, Bruce Bouton is an instrumental star and Nashville scene session ace.

After five years of playing with Ricky Skaggs (you’ve heard his steel solos on hits like Heartbroke, Country Boy, You May See Me Walkin’ and Highway 40 Blues), he toured with Mel Tillis and Foster & Lloyd. For the past decade he’s been concentrating on session work, playing on albums by Kathy Mattea, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Shania Twain, Wynonna, The O’Kanes, Daniel O’Donnell, Randy Travis, The Oak Ridge Boys and Pam Tillis.

As a songwriter, Bruce co-wrote "Against The Grain" for Garth Brooks’ Ropin' The Wind album, which has sold more than 11 million copies. He also served as mastermind and executive producer of “Mama's Hungry Eyes,” a tribute album to Merle Haggard and a fund-raiser for Second Harvest Food Banks.