Michael Martin Murphey is being inducted into the 'Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame' during the 37th Annual National Old Time Country, Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival taking place in Le Mars, Iowa from August 27th thru September 2nd. Murphey, known for his work in the Country, Folk and Americana music genres over the last four decades, is going into the Hall of Fame Thursday, August 30th, along with several other notable artists being inducted during the festival.

Besides Michael Martin Murphey being inducted, 70's country music icons Lynn Anderson, Ed Bruce and Charlie McCoy are among the long list of singers and songwriters that are to be recognized during the week long event at the National Old Time Country Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival. Murphey is also a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Western Music Association Hall of Fame, Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame and the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.

Michael Martin Murphey had Pop music success in the 70's with “Wildfire” and “Carolina In The Pines” For the past four decades, Michael Martin Murphey has made his mark on the American Music Landscape with such hits as “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Cherokee Fiddle,” and the Christmas  classic "The Cowboy Christmas Ball". The later is a song about the famous real-life 'Cowboy Christmas Ball', held in Anson Texas every year in December, of which Michael has been the entertainer on many occasions.

Michael Martin Murphey will be in Abilene, performing with the Hardin Simmons University (HSU) Orchestra on Saturday, September 15th at Behrens Auditorium on the  HSU Campus and during the holidays in Anson at this years "Cowboy Christmas Ball".

Michael Martin Murphey talks about his songwriting history.

Michael Martin Murphey sings Cowboy Christmas Ball.