Michael Martin Murphey was born March 14, 1945.  He's a singer, songwriter and an award winner.  Michael Martin Murphey first came to fame as part of the Austin Music scene in the early 1970's.

By the end of the 1980's, he started performing mostly western music.  Murphey grew up in Dallas and wanted to become a Baptist minister, which led to his enrolling in North Texas State University.  At age twenty he moved to Los Angeles, where he studied creative writing at UCLA.

In 1973, Murphy signed with Epic Records. In 1975, Murphy released his seminal album, "Blue Sky Night Thunder."  The album generated two hit singles, "Carolina in the Pines" and "Wildfire."

Murphey was married four times, his current wife is Karen. The Murphey family have homes in Colorado and Wisconsin.

Michael Martin Murphey will be live on stage Sunday night October 28th at 6 p.m. at Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks on highway 23 East, Sauk Rapids. Hear a preview of Michael Martin Murphey, his music and life on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight at 11 a.m. on October 28th.  It's a segment of the 98 Country Classic Show 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday's on 98.1 FM 98 Country.