Run C&W

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Run C&W
Origin USA
Genres Bluegrass
Years active 1992–1995
Labels MCA
Associated acts Eagles
Pure Prairie League
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Past members Bernie Leadon
Vince Melamed
Jim Photoglo
Russell Smith

Run C&W was an American country music group composed of lead vocalist Russell Smith, formerly of the Amazing Rhythm Aces; banjoist Bernie Leadon, formerly of the Eagles and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; along with Nashville songwriters Jim Photoglo and Vince Melamed, both of whom played various instruments.[1] In the group, they were fictional non-identical quadruplets who went by the names of Crash'n Burns, G.W. Wash Burns, Side Burns, and Rug Burns.[1] Their father was "Dad Burns".

Run C&W recorded two albums, both on MCA Records: 1993's Into the Twangy-First Century, followed by 1994's Row vs. Wade. The group's repertoire consisted of parodies and novelty songs, as well as bluegrass renditions of soul songs.[1]



Title Details
Into the Twangy-First Century
Row vs. Wade
  • Release date: July 19, 1994
  • Label: MCA Records


Year Single Album
1992 "Itchy Twitchy Spot" (Parody of "Achy Breaky Heart") Into the Twangy-First Century


  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "Run C&W Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-24.