Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Hard Country – Live At ACL

Hard Country is the ninth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey….and his first soundtrack album for the 1981 film Hard Country starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger…..as Murphey wrote, produced and sang six songs for the film to include “Cowboy Cadillac”, “Hard Country”, “Hard Partyin’ Country Darlin’”,  “Cosmic Cowboy/Cowboy Breakdown”,  “Break My Mind”and “Take It As It Comes”….as he was joined on the album…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – England Swings (Like A Pendulum Do) – Sung Live On Stage At ACL

“England Swings (Like a Pendulum Do)” is a 1965 country music song written and performed by Roger Miller….of which the single was Miller’s eleventh hit on the US country chart where it peaked at # 3….and on the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at # 8….as it was Miller’s second # 1 on the Easy Listening chart….  whereas, Petula Clark from the Colour My World album and Pat Boone both…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Wife Mary – Husbands And Wives – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Husbands and Wives” is a single written and recorded by American country music singer Roger Miller,  from his album Words and Music….which was released in February 1966….and was a crossover hit for him….while reaching the Top Ten on the U.S. country and Adult Contemporary charts….as well as Top 40 on the pop charts. Since the release of Miller’s original, the song has been…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson Duet – Old Friends – With Willie Playing Electric Guitar

Roger Miller continued to record for different record labels….and charted a few songs….but stopped writing in 1978….after feeling that his more “artistic” works were not appreciated….as he disappeared from the entertainment business following the release of “Old Friends” in 1981….but returned after receiving an offer to write a Broadway score for a musical based upon Mark Twain’s Adventures…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – King Of The Road – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“King of the Road“ is a song written and originally recorded in 1964 by country singer/songwriter Roger Miller….as the lyrics tell of the day-to-day life of a vagabond hobo….who despite being poor….a “man of means by no means”….revels in his freedom by describing himself humorously or possibly cynically as the “king of the road”….as it was Miller’s fifth single…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes – Featuring Michael McDonald

“What a Fool Believes“ is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins…..as the best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers with McDonald singing lead vocals for their 1978 album  Minute by Minute…..which debuted at # 73 on January 20, 1979….and reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979 for one week…..as the song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Cowboy Cadillac – Live At ACL

In 1982, Michael Murphey signed with Liberty Records and produced two original albums….Michael Martin Murphey and The Heart Never Lies….as well as a compilation of re-recorded versions of his A&M, Epic, and Liberty hits called The Best of Michael Martin Murphey. In the early 1980’s, Murphey had significant commercial success with hits like “Still Taking Chances”, “Disenchanted”, “Don’t Count the Rainy…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboys – Mammas Dont Let You Children Grow Up To Be Cowboys

“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys“ is a country music song first recorded by Ed Bruce….which was written by him and wife Patsy Bruce….as his version of the song appears on his 1976 self-titled album for United Artists Records…..which went to # 15 on the Hot Country Singles charts. This song was featured on Chris LeDoux’s album released in…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – Girls Women And Ladies – Live On Stage At ACL

“Girl, Women and Ladies“ is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce. It was released in November 1980 as the third single from the album Ed Bruce….as the song reached # 14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  Bruce wrote the song with his wife Patsy and Ron Peterson. In 1980, Ed Bruce signed with MCA…