Stacy Burk is a country musician from Van Alstyne, Texas. Building off his influences from artists like Don Williams, Jim Reeves, and George Strait, Stacy added his contemporary interpretation of songs, effectively creating a unique modern-traditionalist style to his music.
Growing up on a farm in Texas, Stacy was always around horses. His mom says she never had to look farther than the pasture to find him; he was always out riding horses. This is a passion that has stuck with Stacy to this day. In college, he studied Equestrian Science and he is now a professional equine trainer. Stacy recently started making these skills available to the younger generation at the Boys and Girls Ranch, a Christian program that provides hope to struggling children and their families. Stacy feels it is a natural fit for him to work with these children to help them gain confidence and learn more about themselves.
It wasn’t until he was 12-years-old that Stacy Burk started performing music. He remembers his mother got so tired of hearing him constantly singing around the house that she made him enter a talent show. At that show, Stacy sang Ronnie Milsap’s, “Almost Like a Song.” A couple years later, at 14, Stacy started learning to play the guitar and write songs.
You’ll rarely see Stacy by himself; his best friend, Rio, is almost always there too. Rio is an Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix. He was rescued, then trained at a women’s correctional institute in Texas. Stacy later adopted him. The name, Rio, comes from the Rio Grande, near Stacy’s family’s farm. Rio is now three years old.