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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 Days”, “Will It Be Love by Morning”, “Radio Land”, “Maybe This Time” and the # 1 hit “What’s Forever For”….which was written by Rafe Van Hoy and also crossed over to # 3 at AC Radio and # 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart.  In 1983, Murphey was voted Best New Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music….and appeared live on stage at Austin City Limits….as seen in this video herewith…..along with his Great American Honky Tonk Band  as they  performed “Cowboy Caddilac”.  

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