Murphey signs deal
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
– Michael Martin Murphey signed a record deal with Red River Entertainment in partnership with RED Distribution. Murphey will be the label's flagship artist, releasing a new album this summer.
Murphey, who has sung country and cowboy music, has enjoyed hits with Wildfire and Carolina In The Pines". He has earned six gold albums and multiple Grammy nominations.
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Michael Martin Murphey reflects on the rise of the Austin music scene by revisiting several of his own tunes and covering some of his favorite writers with mostly good results in this star-studded effort. Amongst the stronger remakes of Murphey compositions are "Geronimo's Cadillac," on which Murphey is joined by Steve Earle, and "Backslider's Wine" with Randy Rogers. Another standout cut is "Drunken Lady of the Morning" featuring Lyle Lovett. ...
Michael Martin Murphey's career has taken several turns. His first brush with success came when his friend Michael Nesmith cut his country-rock tune "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round" with The Monkees in 1967. Murphey had a major pop hit in 1975 with "Wildfire" and became a popular country crooner in the '80s with hits like "What's Forever For." On "High Stakes," Murphey renews his commitment to western music that began with the 1990 album ...
Michael Martin Murphey has spent much of the past couple of decades focusing primarily on cowboy songs, both with originals and covering classics. On "Red River Drifter," the western feel is still prominent, but Murphey also reveals bluegrass, country, pop and jazz influences on a collection of new compositions.
Murphey's reverence for the outdoors remains intact with the up-tempo bluegrass track Peaceful Country, on which son Ryan Murphey shines on mandolin. ...