Michael Martin Murphey At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Grand Ole Opry guest star Michael Martin Murphey was born in the Dallas, Texas area in March of 1945. Throughout his childhood, he showed a great interest in the outdoors, cowboys and stories. He was inspired by the stories and songs of the cowboys and the writings of authors like Mark Twain and William Faulkner. He began writing poetry when he was young and grew a love of his uncle’s old records of Hank Williams, Bob Wills and Woody Guthrie. When he was seventeen, he took his first “professional” music job and began playing western songs around a campfire at a Texas ranch. By the 60s, he was playing country, folk and rock music in clubs in Dallas.