Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1959 David Lee Murphy was born in Herrin, Illinois?

It's true!  He earned outlaw-influenced hits during the 1990s with "Dust On The Bottle," "Party Crowd" and "Every Time I Get Around You." As a songwriter, he wrote several hits for other acts, including "Big Green Tractor," "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" and "Living In Fast Forward."

Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Check out this David Lee Murphy video!

Here are 5 interesting facts about David Lee Murphy.

  • David Lee Murphy was born on January 7, 1959 in Herrin, Illinois
  • He moved to Nashville in 1983, seeking a successful career in country music.  Two years later, he was spotted by record producer Tony Brown at a club in Nashville, although Brown did not sign Murphy to a record deal until nearly a decade later.
  • He co-write album cuts for Reba McEntire and Doug Stone early on in his career.
  • He is married to his wife, Donna, and they have three sons.
  • In 2000, he hosted a series of concerts in his hometown of Herrin, Illinois, raising $25,000 for the Jack Murphy fund, which he started in honor of his father, Dr. Jack Murphy, a local civic leader and educator.

More From