Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Just Because You Think You Are So Pretty

“Just Because (You Think You’re So Pretty)” is a song written by Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin and Bob Shelton…..which was originally recorded by Nelstone’s Hawaiians (Hubert Nelson and James D. Touchstone) in 1929….and later recorded by The Shelton Brothers in 1933…..as the song has since been recorded numerous times by various artists including Elvis Presley….who included it on his very first album titled “Elvis…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson’s & The Over The Rainbow Band – In My Mothers Eyes – Sung Live At ACL

Willie Nelson and The Over The Rainbow Band featuring the likes of Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Freddy Powers on rhythm guitar and Dean Buskirk on lead guitar play the song “In My Mother’s Eyes” live at Austin City Limits in 1981…..as the words of this song pretty well sums up the feelings of every person on Earth about their…

1983 – Music – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson – Milk Cow Blues – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Milk Cow Blues“ is a blues song written and originally recorded by Kokomo Arnold in 1934….after which he recorded four sequels designated “Milk Cow Blues No. 2” through No. 5. The song made Arnold a star, and was widely adapted by artists in the blues, Western swing and rock idioms….to include Rickey Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, The Kinks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aerosmith,…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & Great American Honky-Tonk Band Instrumental – Chicken In The Soup

Michael Martin Murphey was born on March 14, 1945, to Pink Lavary Murphey and Lois Murphey in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas….where he grew up with his brother, Mark….who is three years younger….and when he was six years old, he started riding horses on his grandfather’s and uncle’s ranches…..while years later he would remember sleeping on…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphy & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Instrumental Fiddle Dance Jig

During the late 1970’s, Michael Martin Murphey recorded four albums….Swans Against the Sun in 1976….Flowing Free Forever in 1976….Lone Wolf in 1978….and Peaks, Valleys, Honky Tonks & Alleys in 1979…..as the album Swans Against the Sun produced his first country hits “A Mansion on the Hill” and “Cherokee Fiddle”….which also became a top ten hit for Johnny Lee…..when Murphey’s friends, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Steve…

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 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…