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 – 1983 – Roger Miller – I Cant Go Home This Way – A Fiddle Swing Tune

Roger Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor …..who was widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs….along with his chart-topping  country and pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me” and “England Swings”….all of which were conceived  from the mid-1960’s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army…..Miller began his musical…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphy – Good Whiskey Never Lets You Lose Your Place – Sung Live On ACL

Michael Murphey’s first big break came through his friend Michael Nesmith….who had become part of the popular television musical group, The Monkees…..when Nesmith asked Murphey to write them a song for the next Monkees album….and Murphey composed “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round”….as the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. sold over five million copies for the Monkees.…

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 – The Man That Turned My Mama On – Live On ACL

“The Man That Turned My Mama On“ is a song written by Ed Bruce….and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was released in June 1974 as the second single from the album “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)”….as the song reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  The song speaks of…

Music – 1981 – The Charlie Daniels Band – Southern Rock Instrumental – Played Live On Stage At ACL

Charles Daniels is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist….known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music…..as he is best remembered for his # 1 country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”…..for Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s….who was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002….the Grand Ole Opry in 2008…..the Musicians Hall…

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

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded originally by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in June 1979….as the first single from the album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the film, Every Which Way but Loose, starring Clint Eastwood….and in the film Bandit Goes Country….in which Tillis also…

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…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – Texas (When I Die) – Live At Austin City Limit

“Texas (When I Die)“ is a song co-written and originally recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce….as his version peaked at # 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1977…..while the song was covered by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was initially as the B-side of another cover with Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away”….which was released in November 1978 as…