‘Catch of the Day’ – David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” [AUDIO]
Today we feature an artist whose debut single was featured in one of the greatest Bull Riding movies ever made (not that their have been a lot of them) teaming with an old buddy and tour mate on a track they decided to record together while on said buddy's 2017 world tour.
David Lee Murphy signed with MCA Nashville in 1993. He had already shown some success as a songwriter, scoring hits for Reba McEntire and Doug Stone. His debut single, 1994's "Just Once" was featured in the film 8 Seconds. The song topped out at #36 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and led the way for his debut album Out With A Bang, which was released early in 1995. The gold certified album also featured the year's top song, "Party Crowd", as well as Murphy's first #1 single "Dust on the Bottle".
Murphy's second album, 1996's Gettin' Out The Good Stuff, featured a pair f top-5 hits, but sales paled in comparison to his debut. 1997's We Can't All Be Angels, would turn out to be the singer's final project for MCA Nashville. Murphy would later recall in several interviews that he intended this album to be experimental in nature.
By the turn of the century, Murphy reshifted his focus back to songwriting. Hit singles for Aaron Tippin, Trick Pony, Brooks & Dunn and Montgomery Gentry catapulted him back to the top of the Nashville songwriting community, but record sales continued to slip. Murphy signed with Koch Records Nashville, releasing Tryin' To Get There in 2004, but after Koch shut down its Music City operations, he once again found himself without a label. He continued as one of Nashville's most in demand songwriters, and in 2006 scored his first outside #1 as a writer when Kenny Chesney hit the top of the charts with "Living In Fast Forward.
Murphy's success as a writer has continued, as his songs recorded by artists like Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Keith Anderson and more keep him regularly on the charts as a writer. He has been on Chesney's 2017 live dates, and also preparing his first album of new music. The album, No Zip Code, is slated for a pre-Christmas release.
We have the lead single from the new album in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, David Lee Murphy with buddy Kenny Chesney with "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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Today’s Key Word: “ALRIGHT”