Bruce Burch

Bruce Burch, a songwriter whose credits include Reba McEntire’s “Rumor Has It” and “It’s Your Call,” died on March 12, 2022. He was 69. A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Burch scored Top 10 hits for T. Graham Brown and Billy Joe Royal in the 1980s. His song “Nobody Calls From Vegas Just to Say Hello” appeared on Vern Gosdin’s ACM-nominated landmark album, 1988’s Chiseled in Stone. Throughout the 1990s, Burch placed album cuts with John Anderson, Faith Hill, George Jones, Collin Raye, and Aaron Tippin. In 1996, he published a book titled Songs That Changed Our Lives. He also worked with multiple universities in Georgia to create music industry courses. Loretta Lynn recorded one of his most-admired songs, “Wine Into Water,” for 2016’s Full Circle