Michael Martin Murphey discography

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Michael Martin Murphey discography
Releases
Studio albums 33
Compilation albums 6
Singles 43
Music videos 12

The Michael Martin Murphey discography consists of 33 albums and 43 singles. Having first charted with "Geronimo's Cadillac" in 1972, he did not chart again until "Wildfire" three years later. Initially a pop singer, Murphey shifted to country music in 1982 with "What's Forever For", a number 1 country hit.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Label
US Country US US Grass CAN
1972 Geronimo's Cadillac 160 82 A&M
1973 Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir 196
Michael Murphey Epic
1975 Blue Sky – Night Thunder 18 6
1976 Swans Against the Sun 47 44 92
Flowing Free Forever 130
1978 Lone Wolf 99
1979 Peaks, Valleys, Honky Tonks & Alleys 206
1981 Hard Country
1982 Michael Martin Murphey 14 69 Liberty
1983 The Heart Never Lies 27 187
1986 Tonight We Ride 46 Warner Bros.
1987 Americana 32
1988 River of Time 11
1989 Land of Enchantment 33
1990 Cowboy SongsA 25
1991 Cowboy Christmas: Cowboy Songs II
1993 Cowboy Songs III – Rhymes of the Renegades
1995 Sagebrush Symphony
1997 The Horse Legends
1998 Cowboy Songs Four West Fest
1999 Acoustic Christmas Carols
2001 Playing Favorites Real West
2002 Cowboy Classics: Playing Favorites II
Cowboy Christmas III Wildfire
2004 Live at Billy Bob's Texas Smith
2006 Heartland Cowboy: Cowboy Songs, Vol. 5 West Fest
2009 Buckaroo Blue Grass 6 Rural Rhythm
2010 Lone Cowboy Western Jubilee
Buckaroo Blue Grass II 73 5 Rural Rhythm
2011 Tall Grass & Cool Water 4
2012 Campfire on the Road Western Jubilee
2013 Red River Drifter 48 2 Red River
  • ACowboy Songs has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Label
US Country
1982 The Best of Michael Martin Murphey 20 Liberty
1990 The Best of Country Curb
1992 What's Forever For Cema
1998 Wildfire 1972-1984 Raven
2001 Ultimate Collection Hip-O
2006 Cowboy Christmas Gift Set Wildfire

Singles[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country US AC US CAN Country CAN AC CAN
1972 "Geronimo's Cadillac" 37 30 Geronimo's Cadillac
1973 "Calico Silver"
"Cosmic Cowboy" Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir
1974 "Holy Roller" Michael Murphey
"Fort Worth I Love You"
1975 "Wildfire" 1 3 1 1 Blue Sky - Night Thunder
"Carolina in the Pines" 4 21 4 25
1976 "Renegade" 39 48 Swans Against the Sun
"A Mansion on the Hill" 36 20
"Rhythm of the Road"
1977 "Cherokee Fiddle" 58 Flowing Free Forever
"Changing Woman"
1978 "Nothing Is Your Own" Lone Wolf
"Paradise Tonight"
1979 "Chain Gang" 93 Peaks, Valleys, Honky Tonks & Alleys
"Backslider's Wine" 92
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country US AC US CAN Country CAN AC
1981 "Take It as It Comes" (with Katy Moffatt) 83 Hard Country (soundtrack)
1982 "The Two-Step Is Easy" 44 Michael Martin Murphey
"What's Forever For" 1 4 19 1 7
"Still Taking Chances" 3 28 76 17 9
1983 "Love Affairs" 11 18
"Don't Count the Rainy Days" 9 16 106 22 The Heart Never Lies
1984 "Will It Be Love by Morning" 7 5
"Disenchanted" 12 12 11 22
"Radio Land" 19 30
"What She Wants" 8 6 The Best of Michael Martin Murphey
1985 "Carolina in the Pines" (re-recording) 9 11
1986 "Tonight We Ride" 26 28 Tonight We Ride
"Rollin' Nowhere" 15 14
"Fiddlin' Man" 40
1987 "A Face in the Crowd" (with Holly Dunn) 4 7 Americana
"A Long Line of Love" 1 1
"I'm Gonna Miss You, Girl" 3 4 River of Time
1988 "Talkin' to the Wrong Man" (with Ryan Murphey) 4 1
"Pilgrims on the Way (Matthew's Song)" 29 *
"From the Word Go" 3 *
1989 "Never Givin' Up on Love" 9 21 Land of Enchantment
"Family Tree" 48 81
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1990 "Route 66" 67 44 Land of Enchantment
"Cowboy Logic" 52 71 Cowboy Songs
1991 "Let the Cowboy Dance" 74 71
"What Am I Doing Here"
1993 "Big Iron" (with Marty Robbins) 62 Cowboy Songs III
"The Wild West Is Gonna Get Wilder"
1998 "Born to Buck Bad Luck" Cowboy Songs Four
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1983 "Disenchanted"
1985 "What She Wants" David Hogan[1]
1987 "Long Line of Love" Michael Merriman[2]
"I'm Gonna Miss You Girl"
1989 "Never Giving Up on Love"
1990 "Route 66"
"Cowboy Logic"
1991 "Red River Valley" Michael Merriman
"Cowboy Christmas Ball" (with Suzy Bogguss)
1992 "Dancing with a Memory" Michael Martin Murphey
1993 "Big Iron" Michael Merriman
"The Wild West Is Gonna Get Wilder"
1998 "Born to Buck Bad Luck" Adrienne Thiele

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (1985-04-27). Billboard - Apr 27, 1985 - Google Books Result. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Top CMA Award Nominees". Retrieved December 21, 2011.