“Stephen long has been my favorite guitarist. He is also one of the hippest, funniest, world-class innocents around on the planet. His songs make me laugh and make me cry, and it makes me proud to be his brother. The River Runs Deep”
- Kris Kristofferson
"Stephen is one of those artists that evolved first as a writer and now is coming into his own. He's great..."
- Willie Nelson
“Stephen has been one of my favorite players and songwriters since the early seventies. His songs have the kind of bite, humor, and deep insight that can only come from being banged up against love one too many times”
"Stephen Bruton writes new classics. Part country and part Rhythm & Blues and pretty much all rock-and-roll, he's a guitar player's guitar player and a songwriter's songwriter. His songs contain his own brand of wit and roadhouse wisdom and the observations and reflections of a man willing to look life full in the face and smile."
- Jackson Browne
"Stephen Bruton writes the best brokenhearted love songs for 30 years"-
- T-Bone Burnett
"Texas tempered vocals, Strat-O-Blasted riffs and timeless songs of the heart and soul make Stephen Bruton one of my all-time favorites"
- Sonny Landreth
"Stephen is a great songwriter, a great guitar player and a great friend"
- Billy Joe Shaver
"Bruton is the best songwriter in America. It's only a matter of time until some "brilliant" record executive decides to round-up our favorite singers for the "Tribute to Stephen Bruton" album. I pity the poor souls who try to top the performances on his records..."
- Don Was
"I always knew that Stephen was a great player, but Lord, I had no idea that he was that deep coming from the song well. I can't stress how good I think his songs are"
- Lee Roy Parnell
“In addition to being one of the best guitarists and songwriters I know, Stephen Bruton’s talents extend beyond his music; he is a true and exceptional friend. And my life and career have been made better because of him”
- Delbert McClinton