Today in Country Music, August 15, featuring Michael Martin Murphey
Today in Country Music, August 15.
On this day in 2011, several Nashville area police officers were suspended for breaking the department's rules on outside employment; they had followed Taylor Swift all day and shuttled her security team around Nashville.
Today in 2001, Keith Urban's "But For The Grace Of God" was nominated for three Christian Country Music Awards.
And on this day Michael Martin Murphey's "A Long Line Of Love" graced the top of the country charts in 1987.
"A Long Line of Love" was written by Paul Overstreet and Thom Schuyler and recorded by Michael Martin Murphey in April 1987 as the second single from his album Americana. The song reached number one on the U.S. and Canadian country charts in August 1987.
Michael Martin Murphey (born March 14, 1945). A multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959. He has recorded the hit singles "Wildfire", "Carolina in the Pines", "What's Forever For", "A Long Line of Love", "What She Wants", and "Don't Count the Rainy Days". Murphey is also the author of New Mexico's state ballad, "The Land of Enchantment". Murphey has become a prominent musical voice for the Western horseman, rancher, and cowboy.