Country Pop Bites: David Lee Murphy – January 7
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."
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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.