Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Having spent his summer as the unannounced, walk-on guest at Kenny Chesney's 19 major stadium concerts, David Lee Murphy's getting called up as direct support for the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour.
"There is only one David Lee Murphy," said Chesney. "He is, as 'Living In Fast Forward' says, 'a hillbilly rock star,' and No Shoes Nation showed that every time he hit that stage. He has a thing about him that is old school country, rocking, laid back, fired up and chilled out... And he brings it every single night."
Murphy came out for "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," the duet of reassurance in trying times from the Chesney/Buddy Cannon/Murphy co-produced "No Zip Code" and winner of Musical Event of the Year at this year's CMA Awards.
Murphy enjoyed big hits with "Dust On The Bottle" and 1995's most played song, "Party Crowd.
"Last year walking out onstage with Kenny was awesome," said Murphy. "But it was over so fast. I'm excited to have a whole set to be able to play to those fans, because No Shoes Nation takes their music as seriously as any group of fans/music lovers I've ever seen. They opened their arms to me last year. And I can't wait for this year."
"People live inside these songs. You can hear it when they sing 'em back to us every night, and you could feel it when they sang along with David Lee at those stadium shows. He's as much a member of No Shoes Nation as anyone, and I want these fans to get to experience what makes his kind of country music not just unique, but real."
Beyond penning Chesney's, "Living In Fast Forward," "Til It's Gone," "Just Not Today," "Bar at the End of the World" and "Pirate Flag," Murphy wrote Blake Shelton's "The More I Drink," Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor," Jake Owen's "Anywhere With You" and Thompson Square's GRAMMY-nominated "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not."