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MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY'S
COWBOY CHRISTMAS
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TUE, DEC 3
7:30 PM • Rudder Auditorium

Dust off your boots and grab your Stetson because multiple Grammy® Award nominee Michael Martin Murphey is coming to town to spread yuletide cheer in his family-friendly concert filled with cowboy songs and poetry.

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Michael is a proud son and life-long resident of Texas, where his family settled in 1858. He divides his time between ranches in the Panhandle of West Texas, Northern New Mexico, Southern Colorado and the Oocooch Mountains of Wisconsin. Native Texan Michael Martin Murphey is now in the Western Music Hall of Fame. He's won numerous awards and honors from such organizations as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Academy of Country Music, "The Golden Smokey Award for Outstanding Service in Conservation from the U.S. Department of the Interior, The Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, "The King of the Cowboys" Award for Western Entertainment, The Academy of Western Artists and Performers, Texas Music Awards, Charlie Russell Red Sash Award for Western Heritage, National Day of the Cowboy Keeper Award, and given a rare Lifetime Honorary Member of the American Quarter Horse Association. BMI has confirmed that his song "Wildfire" is one of the most played songs in the history of radio,in all formats.

Michael has made over 35 albums, with hits and millions of sales. He's the first Singing Cowboy to attain a Certified Gold Album in Cowboy Music since Marty Robbins. His songs have been recorded by Lyle Lovett, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and a host of other recording artists. He's played concerts at the best of Performing Arts Centers (including Carnegie Hall and Bass Hall), Cowboy Christmas™ and Westfest™, festivals, fairs and rodeos – and on his trail rides.



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