Chelsea L. McGowan

cmcgowan@weatherforddemocrat.com

One of Texas music’s most celebrated singer-songwriters, Michael Martin Murphey, is bringing an “up close and personal” experience to Parker County.

On Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., Murphey will play an intimate, solo acoustic set on the performance stage at Craig’s Music Store. The show will be his first public appearance after Murphey joins Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Allen Shamblin in being inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame at a gala event in Austin.

Murphey said he’s excited to share the special time in his life with an area that holds a special place in his heart.

“My roots go deep in Parker County” Murphey said. “In my youth we would travel out here as I sang at youth camps and ranches. I am a avid history buff and I am well aware of Weatherford’s history and the role Parker County has played in the past and the region will play in the future.”

Murphey is capable of packing concert halls, state fairs and theaters across the country, and in fact, does so each year at Bass Hall with his “Cowboy Christmas.”

However, the roving crooner said it is the smaller shows that he enjoys most.

“I know people work hard out here, and my songs are songs about hard-working people, farming and everyday life,” he said.

The singer is connected to Parker County specifically through his friend and manager, Charles Lynn.

“Michael always wants to be in touch with his fans, and we both know Craig’s is the place around here to do so,” Lynn said. “This concert will be a real treat for any music lover.”

Tickets for the upcoming show are available through Craig’s Music, located on 115 East Spring St. For more information, call (817) 599-8021.

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