Grammy nominee Michael Martin Murphey will perform his Cowboy Christmas Show on December 12 at the J ulie Rogers Theatre
BEAUMONT – September 13, 2018 – Grammy nominee Michael Martin Murphey will perform his Cowboy Christmas Show on December 12 at the J ulie Rogers Theatre .
Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m . and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com .
Murphey’s musical journey has taken many unpredictable paths over the past 50 years. Topping the Pop, Country, Western and Bluegrass charts, Murphey has never been one to rest on his laurels. A loyal American son from Texas, Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” “Carolina in t he Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “Cowboy Logic,” and many more across his 35 albums released to date.
Murphey’s long-running incarnation as a purveyor of the music, lifestyle, and values of the American West is one of many musical mantles he has worn over the years. To track his career path is to span the country itself, from coming of age in the Texas folk music scene, to Los Angeles to Colorado to Nashville and then back to his native Texas. Murphey’s original songs have been recorded by The Monkees , Kenny Rogers, The Nitty, Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, Hoyt Axton, Johnny Cash, Tracy Byrd, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dolly Parton, Johnny Rivers, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many others.
During the early 1970s in Austin, along with artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn, Murphey created the “Cosmic Cowboy” movement, which was pivotal in drawing artists like Willie Nelson to the scene and helped birth the “Outlaw” Country movement. In 1972, Murphey signed a major label deal. Discovered by renowned producer Bob Johnston (Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan), Murphey released his pivotal debut, Geronimo’s Cadillac. “ On the strength of his first album alone,” proclaimed Rolling Stone Magazine, “Michael Murphey is the best new songwriter in the country.” In 1975 he topped the pop charts with his hit singles “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines” from the RIAA Certified Gold album Blue Sky – Night Thunder .Tickets