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Michael Martin Murphey

Biography

Known for his Gold-designated recording Cowboy Songs as well as for his strike singles “Don’t Count number the Rainy Times,” “What’s Forever For,” and “Wildfire,” Murphey can be famous for composing the brand new Mexico state track “The Property of Enchantment.” While operating toward an undergraduate level in Greek in the University or college of North Tx, he joined up with the college’s Folk Music Golf club. He later went to the University or college of California, LA, where he analyzed Medieval background and creative composing and continued composing and carrying out music. In the 1960s, he founded rings known as Trinity River Males as well as the Lewis & Clarke Expedition. A bluegrass musician and a nation and western vocalist and songwriter, he documented a 2009 recording entitled Buckaroo Blue Lawn. Given birth to to Lois and Red Murphey, he and his more youthful brother, Tag, spent their childhoods in Dallas, Tx. His first relationship — to Diana Vero — led to a Grammy-nominated musician child called Ryan Murphey. His second relationship — to Caroline Hogue — influenced his strike song “Carolina within the Pines,” and his third relationship (to style model Mary Maciukas) created children called Laura Lynn and Brennan. His 4th relationship (to Karen Rische) started in 2003. Nation music story Kenny Rogers documented an album entitled The Ballad of Calico that is made up entirely of tunes compiled by Murphey.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael Martin Murphey
Date Of Birth March 14, 1945
Place Of Birth Oak Cliff, TX
Profession Country Singer
Education University of California, Los Angeles, W. H. Adamson High School
Nationality American
Children Ryan Murphey
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Wrote and performed under the pseudonym 'Travis Lewis' as a member of The Lewis & Clarke Expedition.
2Graduated from W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas, Texas in 1964 with honors, and made an appearance at the high school to speak to the honor students of the graduating class of 1982.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBGB2013performer: "Mansion on the Hill" - as Michael Murphey
Bandits2001writer: "Wildfire" 1975 - as Michael Murphey
Bubble Boy2001performer: "Wildfire" - as Michael Murphey / writer: "Wildfire" - as Michael Murphey
Mystery Science Theater 30001993-1997TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Hey, Hey We're the Monkees1997TV Movie documentary writer: " What Am I Doin' Hangin' Round?"
Paper Hearts1993performer: "Paper Hearts", "Land of Enchantment", "Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before", "Dancing With A Memory" / writer: "Paper Hearts", "Land of Enchantment", "Dancing With A Memory"
The Simpsons1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Quantum Leap1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pink Cadillac1989performer: "Never Givin' Up on Love"
Young Country1988Video short performer: "I'm Gonna Miss You, Girl"
Hard Country1981lyrics: "COSMIC COWBOY/COSMIC BREAKDOWN" / music: "COSMIC COWBOY/COSMIC BREAKDOWN" / performer: "COWBOY CADILLAC", "HARD COUNTRY", "HARD PARTYIN' COUNTRY DARLIN'", "RIDE OUT THE HARD TIMES", "TAKE IT AS IT COMES", "COSMIC COWBOY/COSMIC BREAKDOWN", "BREAK MY MIND" / writer: "COWBOY CADILLAC", "HARD COUNTRY", "HARD PARTYIN' COUNTRY DARLIN'", "RIDE OUT THE HARD TIMES", "TAKE IT AS IT COMES"
Urban Cowboy1980writer: "Cherokee Fiddle" - as Michael Murphy
The Benny Hill Show1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pickup on 1011972as Murphy, "Electric Ethel"
A Walk in the Spring Rain1970writer: "What Am I Doing Hangin Round?"
The Monkees1967-1968TV Series writer - 3 episodes
In the Heat of the Night1967performer: "Foul Owl on the Prowl" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home on the Range2016TV MovieJudge John Harlan
Elko: The Cowboy Gathering1994TV Movie
Lonesome Dove: The Series1994TV SeriesMurph
Paper Hearts1993
Hard Country1981Michael
The Kowboys1970TV MovieZak (as Michael Martin Murphy)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Road to Valhalla2013Documentary musician
Bubble Boy2001composer: song "Wild Fire"
Hard Country1981music supervisor

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hard Country1981
Alambrista!1977

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hard Country1981story

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen2007TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bluegrass Underground2014TV SeriesHimself
John Denver Rocky Mountain High: An Earth Day Concert2011TV Special
Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Austin City Limits1996-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHimself
Nashville on the Road1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1974TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Young Country1988Video shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFactual NarrativeAustin City Limits (1975)· Jim Norman (producer)
· Gary Menotti (director)
· Terry Lickona (producer)
· Tim Weeks (co-executive producer)
· Kevin Kipp (co-executive producer)


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