Michael Martin Murphey - Cowboy Songs
When people think of Michael Martin Murphey (who also shows up on some of his albums as Michael Murphey), they tend to think of him as a crossover artist and his trademark song "Wildfire". Deep down, however, Mr. Murphey is that same young man who sang the great old cowboy songs around the campfires of the Old Sky Ranch in Lewisville, Texas. He still owns and works a ranch and is very dedicated to the preservation of the songs of the Old West. This disc showcases his talent both as an authentic Singing Cowboy and as a producer. Not only does he lend his own voice to these great trail songs, but he has also managed to get many other famous Western Artists to collaborate with him for this album. These guest appearances include heavy hitters like Don Edwards, Red Steagall, Tammy Wynette, and the Sons of the San Joaquin. The album comes with liner notes that detail the origins of many of the Cowboy ballads and includes some insight on the life of Michael Martin Murphey.
Item Number: WEA263082P