Burton has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001. He has
also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of
Fame and Museum. One critic writes that "Burton has a well-deserved reputation
as one of the best guitar players to ever touch a fretboard."
Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of notable
singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Roy
Orbison, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Glen Campbell to name a few.