IT'S THE ONLY STATE THAT WAS ONCE AN INDEPENDENT NATION. LET ME TELL YOU A STORY...
Once Upon A Time In Texas is a multiple award-winning live concert presentation that reinforces your students' Texas history curriculum with songs, stories, and interactive dialog. The history of a people is best illuminated through its music, and nothing ignites a student's historical interest like songs and stories that bring the past stirringly back to life.
While the focus of Once Upon A Time In Texas is history, the program also promotes literacy, creativity, and the importance of education to success. The many schools that invite Brian back for repeat performances year after year are testament to the program's impact and value.
ABOUT BRIAN BURNS
Brian is a performing Texas singer, songwriter, and recording artist, doing as many as 300 performances a year at concert venues, music festivals, theaters, and schools. The songs from his six studio albums, along with Brian Burns songs recorded by other artists, have been staples on Texas and national Americana radio for some 25 years. His nationally charting remake of the classic I've Been Everywhere (In Texas) introduced two generations of Texans to the amazing geography of The Lone Star State.
Brian's songs paint pictures and tell stories, and they've been recorded by some of Texas' legendary artists as well as up-and-coming Texas/Red Dirt artists. His live performances bring his music, along with his warmth, wit, and wisdom, to diverse audiences - ages 9 to 90.
Brian was recently awarded The Daughters of The American Revolution Texas State Media Award for Excellence In Education for Once Upon A Time In Texas. His music is critically acclaimed by The Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and other state and national publications. His album The Eagle & The Snake is featured in the beautiful hardcover edition of the book Music of The Alamo by William R. Chemerka & Allen J. Wiener.