About Michael Martin Murphey
This evening will feature selections from Michael Martin Murphey’s over 45 year career. Hit songs, Love songs, Country Songs, and Cowboy Songs will be performed with his Rio Grande Band.
A loyal American son from Texas, Michael Martin Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” and many more across his 35 albums released to date. Murphey’s long-running incarnation as a purveyor of the music, lifestyle, and values of the American West is one of many musical mantles he has worn over the years. To track his career path is to span the country itself, from coming of age in the Texas folk music scene, to Los Angeles to Colorado to Nashville and then back to his native Texas. He is a 5-time recipient of the Wrangler award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame as well as a recent recipient of their highest honor; lifetime achievement award., and boasts awards from the Academy of Country Music, Rock Music Awards, Academy of Western Music Awards, Governor of New Mexico’s Outstanding Achievement Award, Outstanding Son of Texas Award by the Texas Legislature, and multiple awards from BMI. In 2009, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame, joining old friends Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Allen Shamblin. Last year he released Austinology, celebrating his early days as a pioneer of the Austin Music Scene of the 70s with guest artists that include Wilie Nelson, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and many more.