David Lee Murphy
David Lee Murphy's 1995 debut album was aptly named Out with a Bang.
That's just what the Herrin, Ill., native did with the album's title track. "Out with a Bang" was a Top 10 hit. "Dust on the Bottle," from the same album on MCA Records, was Murphy's first No. 1 single.
The singer/songwriter followed up with Getting' out the Good Stuff, his sophomore album. He scored two more Top 10 singles with this outing-"Every Time I Get Around You" and "The Road You Leave Behind." Murphy's tenure with the label ended with his third album, We Can't All Be Angels.
When Murphy wasn't scoring hits on country radio, he was writing them for other artists. His credits include "Red Roses Won't Work Now" for Reba McEntire, "High Weeds" for Doug Stone, "People Like Us," for Aaron Tippin, "On a Mission," for Trick Pony, Living in Fast Forward" for Kenny Chesney, and "Big Green Tractor" for Jason Aldean. He also wrote songs recorded by Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Hank Williams, Jr., Chris LeDoux and more.
In 2004, Murphy released Tryin to Get There on Audium/Koch Records. He co-wrote the album's title track with Waylon Jennings.
Tryin' to Get There