Thursday, August 2, 2018
– Michael Martin Murphey goes Texas with his upcoming "Austinology" CD, a celebration of a period of Austin's music history that set the stage for the Outlaw movement.
Songs include "Geronimo's Cadillac" with special guest Steve Earle and "Outlaw Medley."
Kenny Greenberg (Nelson, Bob Seger, Etta James), Dobroist Rob Ickes (Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill) and keyboardist Tim Akers (Dolly Parton, Bruce Hornsby, Jimmy Webb) all play on the disc. The album is co-produced with Christopher Harris (CeCe Winans, Amy Grant).
The 17-track album features Willie Nelson, Amy Grant, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Jerry Jeff Walker, Randy Rogers and The Last Bandeleros.
Murphey is best known for crossover hits including "Wildfire," "Carolina In The Pines" and "What's Forever For."