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|Birth name||William Edwin Bruce Jr.|
|Born||December 29, 1939|
Keiser, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||January 8, 2021 (aged 81)|
Clarksville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, singer, commercial voice-over|
|Labels||Sun, RCA, United Artists, MCA, Monument, Lamon Records|
William Edwin Bruce Jr. (December 29, 1939 – January 8, 2021) was an American country music singer-songwriter and actor.
He was known for writing the 1975 song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and recording the 1982 country single "You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had".
- Evans, Greg (January 8, 2021). "Ed Bruce Dies: Country Songwriter, ‘Bret Maverick’ Actor Was 81". Deadline Hollywood. https://deadline.com/2021/01/ed-bruce-dead-obituary-bret-maverick-country-singer-songwriter-was-81-1234667540/. Retrieved January 8, 2021.