David Lee Murphy
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David Lee Murphy must have thought he may become dust on the bottle. After all, he had not released an album in more than six years and "Tryin' to Get There" was released on a label that while usually putting out quality music had yet to see of its releases break big. Until now. The Illinois native is back on the charts with "Loco," a song that has a Jimmy Buffett bent. "It's definitely got that kind of vibe," says Murphy, in a telephone interview from Nashville where he is based, of the song he wrote with frequent, longtime songwriting partner Kim Tribble. ...
How to describe David Lee Murphy? Perhaps he says it best in his new single, "Genuine Rednecks"- "In a room full of real live genuine rednecks/Bonafide backwoods misfits/Goodtimin' hillbilly lunatics/With cold beer and jukebox music." Needless to say, Murphy is not your typical urban cowboy, nor is his music your typical country pop. He sings and speaks with a weathered, rough-around-the-edges southern drawl that attests to his work-hard, party-hard past, and his songwriting confirms this attitude. On his latest album, "Gettin' Out the Good Stuff," Murphy wrote seven songs by himself and co-wrote the other three. ...