RC BURNS is a Singer/Songwriter, Bagpiper and Author of Short Stories and Novels. Cutting his teeth on and being inspired by the music of artists like John Prine, Steve Goodman, Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot, RC Burns has written a collection of original songs based on his own real life experiences and observations and released his first album “Full Circle” in 2021.

RC “Cecil” Burns was born in Toronto, grew up in Wasaga Beach, Ontario and now makes his home in Kenora, a small city in Northwestern Ontario not far from the Manitoba border. His over 40-year career in Environmental and Energy Management took RC from such exotic places as Peru through to the Northwest Territories working on a variety of environmental and energy projects. Upon retiring, RC reconnected with his high school friend, award winning Producer JK Gulley and through the magic of the internet and some in-studio sessions, the album “Full Circle” was born. 

The first single released was the title track and the story of how RC and JK started writing songs in high school and have come together nearly 50 years later to fulfill a lifelong dream. RC Burns has indeed come “Full Circle”!

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Latest News – August 11 2023


Work continues on the new album - this one will be limited to 8 tracks but will be focused on the theme of "Country Love Songs" - the title track. Seven of the songs now have a rough basic guitar/vocal mix completed and JK is working on the final arrangements. The last song has a basic track but we're still finalizing the lyrics - some minor tweaks needed. The final selection of songs include - "Country Love Songs, "Pale Blue Eyes", "Heaven On Earth", "Elizabeth Anne", "Heat of the Moment",  "(Nothing in the World) Like Your Smile", "Lonely Is More" and Come to Me".  

I told you previously that my song "Me & Elvis & Jesus" was a Top 10 finalist at the Winter 2023 World Songwriting Awards - in the Traditional Country Category, well  "At My Daddy's Knee" was selected as a Top 10 Finalist at the Spring 2023 World Songwriting Awards - that's 2 in a row - I'm pretty pumped. I will be submitting another song to the Summer 2023 Awards - hope to make it a Hat Trick!. The results of the 2022 Great American Song Contest have been announced - no wins for me this year but I got some great comments from the judges. Hope to have some new tunes for the 2023 contest.