Cowboy Songs Four

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Cowboy Songs Four
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Studio album by Michael Martin Murphey
Released July 14, 1998
Recorded
  • Omnisound, Nashville
  • Taos Recording Studio, Taos
Genre Country, cowboy music
Length 66:16
Label Valley Entertainment
Producer Ryan Murphey
Michael Martin Murphey chronology
The Horse Legends
(1997)The Horse Legends1997
Cowboy Songs Four
(1998)
Acoustic Christmas Carols
(1999)Acoustic Christmas Carols1999

Cowboy Songs Four is the twenty-first album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, his fourth album of cowboy songs, and his first album produced by his son, Ryan Murphey. The album features a guest performance by Lyle Lovett on "Farther Down the Line".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Song from Lonesome Dove" (Murphey) – 4:58
  2. Trail Song Medley: "Colorado Trail" / "Twilight on the Trail" / "Navaj Trail" / "Riding Down the Canyon" / "Blue Shadows on the Trail"[Note 1] – 5:47
  3. "Born to Be a Cowboy" (Hampton) – 5:36
  4. "Farther Down the Line" (Lovett, Goldsen) – 3:36
  5. "Born to Buck Bad Luck" (Murphey) – 3:46
  6. "Easy on the Pain" (Murphey, Westergen) – 3:51
  7. "Utah Carroll" (Traditional) – 3:29
  8. "Freewheeler" (Winchester) – 3:13
  9. "Rangeland Rebel" (Murphey) – 4:46
  10. "Run Toward the Light" (Murphey, Murphey) –4:10
  11. "The Bunkhouse Orchestra" (Murphey) – 2:05
  12. "Little Joe, the Wrangler" (Thorp, Traditional) – 4:07
  13. "Summer Ranges" (Murphey) – 3:37
  14. "Old Horse" (Murphey) – 5:11
  15. "Night Hawk" (Murphey) – 8:04[1]

Credits[edit]

Music

  • Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, background vocals, arranger
  • Ryan Murphey – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, chart, background vocals, arranger, producer
  • Pat Flynn – acoustic guitar
  • Sonny Garrish – steel guitar
  • Jonathan Yudkin – fiddle
  • Hank Singer – fiddle
  • David Coe – fiddle
  • Dennis Burnside – piano
  • Joey Miskulin – accordion
  • David Hungate – electric bass
  • Craig Nelson – acoustic bass
  • Bob Mater – drums
  • Todd D. Smith – shouts
  • Lyle Lovett – vocals

Production

  • Gary Paczosa – engineer
  • Craig A. Wolf – engineer
  • Steve Tveit – studio manager
  • Vernell Hackett – photography[1]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Colorado Trail" is public domain; "Twilight on the Trail" was written by Sidney D. Mitchell and Lewis Alter; "Navaj Trail" was written by Larry Markes, Dick Charles, and Eddie DeLang; "Riding Down the Canyon" was written by Smiley Burnett and Gene Autry; "Blue Shadows on the Trail" was written by Johnny Lang and Elliott Daniel.
Citations
  1. ^ a b c "Cowboy Songs Four". Allmusic. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 

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