January 8, 2020
Hey there Friends, I told you I had some exciting news to share with y'all. After a 23 year absence, I have decided to rejoin my old friends in the BRANDED HEART band as lead singer and front man, in addition to playing my regular Ed Leonard and Friends gigs each month.This will give me the opportunity to play with a great group of musicians, and some downright good-as-gold friends of mine. It will also give me the opportunity to play in some places that just will not hire me as a solo act, and I'm looking forward to that. BRANDED HEART is one of the longest running bands in Central Texas music history, and I'm honored to become a part of that group once again. So keep your eye on my schedule, as I will be putting those dates on there as well, and come on out to see us. Our first gig together will be January 25, 2020 at 5J Dance Hall in McGregor, Texas. Hope to see a bunch of y'all there!!! TTYL
January 2, 2020
Happy New Year!!! Stay tuned for some exciting news!!!
August 7, 2019
We got back from a wonderful vacation in Florida and went right back to work playing three nights in a row, and capping off the weekend playing the wedding of Boone and Ashley Brinkley in the beautiful setting of Stone Creek Ranch in Gatesville, Texas. I express my sincere congratulations to them, and appreciation for allowing me to be a part of their big day. August is a busy month, but I'm sad to say that the Rusty Nail Barn and Grill in Waco has closed their doors and cancelled all dates for entertainment. It was a great place to eat, listen to live music, and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, so Waco has lost another Live Music Venue. But life goes on, and so does the show. I have added over thirty great classics to my songlist in the past three weeks, and they have really received great response from the crowds. Songs like "Texas Dance Hall Girl", "If I Ever Need A Lady", "Walk Out Backwards", "Shelly's Winter Love", "Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music", and other great old dancehall classics. These are the type of songs that drive me and take me back to the good old days of rodeo dances and some great old beer joints!!! Y'all come check out my show at one of the upcoming places where I'll be, and make sure and come by the stage and say Hello. Hope to see y'all soon!!! God Bless!!!
July 8, 2019
Howdy Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July Independence Day celebration!!! Because of the holiday, we had to move our usual Thirsty Thursday to the Wednesday night prior, and we called it Wet-ur-Whistle Wednesday. As usual, we had a great time and most of the regulars were there. We celebrated a wedding in June, and I would like to congratulate Trent and Julie Altum on a beautiful weddiing and reception. It was a fun filled night full of dancing and fun for all ages. Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Altum for allowing me to be a part of it all, and may you have many years of happiness and wedded bliss. July 20-27 will be vacation time again, as my family and I will head out for a week of fun in the sun on the beautiful Miramar Beach, just outside of Destin, Florida. We are so looking forward to everything except the long drive, but it's worth it in the end. The saddest part of it all is missing my playing dates while I am gone, but I swear that one of these years I'm gonna take all of my stuff with me and do a live show from right there on the beach!!! But it's not gonna happen this year...LOL!!! Thanks so much to all of you who support my music, come out to my shows, watch my videos, and recommend me to your friends and acquaintances. We are well on track to break the 125 show barrier again this year, and could easily hit 150 if things keep going like they have been. God bless you all, and until we meet again, keep the country music real!!!
June 6, 2019
Hey there, Friends!!! We have a lot going on this month of June 2019. Can you believe this year is almost half over? I have been playing some new places, like Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar in Waco, Texas. We had a great time there and look forward to some more dates in the future. With summer coming on fast, I will be playing some weddings and private parties, but i'll also be playing plenty of public events for you to come out for. I always look forward to meeting new folks, but it's the Friends I've already made that drives me to keep improving and expanding my shows and song list. I appreciate every one of you so much for supporting my music and coming out to my shows!!! Looking forward to seeing you all soon...TTYL.
April 17, 2019
Hey there Friends!!! I know I'm a little late on this update, but I've had a busy month outside of the music business. My wife and I went on our first cruise aboard the Carnival Freedom the week of April 6-13, stopping at the breathtaking destinations of Key West, Florida, Freeport, Bahamas, and Nassau, Bahamas. We had a great time while we were away, but as soon as I got back to Galveston on the morning of the 13th, I had to hustle back to Gatesville, jump in my truck, and head out to Elk Hall in Axtell, Texas to play a wedding reception for my new Friends, Dalton and Kelcie Key. That was a great time as well. The rest of the month will be business as usual, playing Thursday-Saturday the last two weekends of the month. I missed my Thirsty Thursday gig on April 11, and I'm sure looking forward to seeing those Friends this week. I have posted my upcoming May schedule, so y'all check it out and come see me! Until then, God bless y'all and be safe!!!
March 1, 2019
Another month has passed, as February is now in the books. I've been pretty busy this last month, and played several new places. I traveled to South Padre Island, Texas for three dates at Longboard Bar and Grill, enjoying some beautiful weather and meeting new Friends. I also played at the legendary Papa Joe's in Lorena and had a great time. I'm looking forward to playing both places again. I'm still having difficulty breaking into the Waco market, but I have some dates coming up at the Rusty Nail Barn and Grill, and I'll be back at La Fiesta again. If anyone has any insight into places where you'd like to see me perform, please let me know. Check my schedule and come see me...See y'all soon!!!
February 1, 2019
January is in the books and I'm so glad!!! It was a slow month, but February is looking pretty good, with twelve events on the calendar already. I've added some new songs into the library and have some more in the works, so stay tuned. I'm also working on an additional page on this site to list my complete song library. That way, if you're at one of my shows, you can know what to request...LOL. See y'all soon!!!
January 24, 2019
My current month schedule has been added to the bottom of the home page for a quick glimpse of where you can catch one of my shows. The full schedule can still be found under the "SCHEDULE" tab.
January 15, 2019
You will notice a tab labeled "Join Our Mailing List" on the "Contact Info" page. As of yet, I have not created a mailing list, but it is in the works to be released in the near future.
January 14, 2019
Hey there Friends...welcome to my new web page. I have created this site to improve my ability to communicate information about Ed Leonard and Friends to all of you out there, especially those of you who don't have Facebook or dislike using it. It's still a work in progress, and I'm very new at this, so bear with me as I work out all of the kinks.