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

Hard Country is the ninth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey….which was his first soundtrack album….as the album came about when Murphey wrote and produced the six different songs for the 1981 movie Hard Country starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger….and the song “Hard Country” came from the movie’s soundtrack.  We really like this song….cuz it takes us back to all of Bone Daddy’s stories…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – Invitation To The Blues – Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Roger Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950’s….when he wrote such hits as “Billy Bayou” and “Home” for Jim Reeves….and “Invitation to the Blues” for Ray Price….when in 1953, Price formed his band, the Cherokee Cowboys…..and among its members during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s were Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Darrell McCall, Van Howard, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny…

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 – 1983 – Roger Miller – You Cant Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd + Chug A Lug – Live At ACL

Although Roger Miller is usually grouped with country music singers….his unique style defies easy classification…..cuz many of his recordings were humorous novelty songs with whimsical lyrics….which was coupled with scat singing or vocalese riffs filled with nonsense syllables…..while others were sincere ballads which caught the public’s fancy….as with his signature song, “King of the Road”….when the biographical book Ain’t Got…

Music – 1983 – Michael Murphy & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Once Youre A Drifter

After having posted more than a couple of Michael Martin Murphey videos here at ImaSportsphile….it comes to no surprise to me that I really like this man’s music…..since Murphey spent time in West Texas….and Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was raised in God’s Country….there is already a kindred spirit going on….and I remember BD talking about “the…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Still Taking Chances – Live On ACL

“Still Taking Chances” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Martin Murphey….which was released in November 1981….as the third single from the album Michael Martin Murphey….when the song peaked at # 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles in early 1983….as well as at # 76 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter….who is best…

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 – 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…