Born: October 29, 1905, near Spiro, Oklahoma.
Died: November 15, 1977, Springfield, Missouri.
Buried: Fox Cemetery, Powell, Missouri.
Albert was the son of William Sherman Brumley and Sarah Belle Williams. and husband of Goldie Edith Schell.
He attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri.
He worked for 34 years as a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps-Baxter publishers, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company.
He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life. He recorded I’ll Fly Away (one of his most popular songs) in 1931.
The Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 1970.