David Lee Murphy (b. 1959) is a successful Nashville singer/songwriter (originally from Illinois). He wrote the very fun and high energy song On A Mission for the trio Trick Pony. Before being getting a record deal w/ Mercury in 1994, David co-wrote songs w/ Reba and Doug Stone. David has also written songs for Aaron Tippin, Kenny Chesney, and Jason Aldean (Big Green Tractor: one of the young singer’s hits). In 2003, he toured w/ Lee Roy Parnell and John Berry (one of my fave singers). Another cool fact: we share the same birthday- JAN 7.
His voice is pure, honest, and no-frills (he doesn’t need any). Even people who don’t usually like country music can appreciate his sound; there is NO sharp twang (accent) to this voice. Instead, there is just something light (youthful; easygoing), smooth, and natural. I would esp. recommend his songs if you like singers like Mark Chesnutt and Gary Allan. One of David’s influences was Waylon Jennings; they wrote together shortly before Jennings died.
Just Once (a fun/fast-paced song featured in the film 8 Seconds; David’s 1st hit song)
Dust On The Bottle (a cool song w/ great electric guitar)
The Road You Leave Behind
She’s Really Something To See
We Can’t All Be Angels
Unfortunately, David has not recorded his own music since 2004. But he keeps on writing for other singers.
David is also on FB and Twitter. Currently, he is one of the many country singers raising money for flood relief in TN.