• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2012, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Roger Murrah, which he submitted to this site on Wednesday 22 August 2012.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Roger Murrah who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Roger Murrah

Roger Murrah
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 22 August 2012.

'It's an honour for me to furnish the following quote for Gene's Fan Site.  Thank you for the invitation to do so.

I have been a fan of Gene Watson's ever since I first heard him sing.


Gene Watson is most deservedly a country music icon.  His authenticity helped carve the stone that is Country Music.

His voice is pure.  His phrasing is masterful.  He expresses lyrics in a way that milks each word of every drop of emotion and understanding needed for the listener to experience the song.  His singing is honest.

Gene Watson is such an original, it would be wrong to compare him to anyone else'.

Thank you, Roger Murrah, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Roger Murrah...

Roger Murrah

Roger Murrah was born on Wednesday 20 November 1946 in Athens (Limestone County) in Alabama.

Roger Murrah, with hit songs spanning four decades and dozens of airplay and achievement awards, is one of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters and successful independent music publishers.

His respect as a writer was gained through the years due to his songs being known for more than just a hook-line or a catchy melody.  He writes with insight and understanding about the entire range of human experience, from the loving commitment of Al Jarreau’s 'We’re in This Love Together', to the emotional homecoming of The Oak Ridge Boys' 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee' and the 'audio-biography' of Waylon Jennings’ 'A Man Called Hoss'.

Personally, Roger Murrah is more like the people in his songs than those at his level of success.  He is a soft-spoken man of humility and moral conviction.  He grew up on the family farm in Athens, Alabama with four brothers and a sister.

While serving in the Army in 1968, Roger Murrah signed on as a staff writer with the acclaimed Muscle Shoals music publisher / producer Rick Hall.  Following his military service, Roger Murrah and some partners opened a recording studio in Huntsville, Alabama.  It was there that Roger Murrah met industry veteran Bobby Bare, the recording artist and music publisher who would give Roger Murrah his first major break.

In 1972, Roger Murrah moved to Nashville to sign with Bobby Bare’s Return Music.

In 1973, Roger Murrah married the former Kitty Goodman of Huntsville and had his first nationally charted song, 'It’s Raining in Seattle', which was recorded by Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985); the track reached No.62 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1973.  Roger Murrah credits Kitty with being a very positive influence in his life, as well as the ideal support for his career.

By 1978, Roger Murrah was on the staff of award-winning songwriter Bill Rice’s Magic Castle Music.  The successful songs continued with Mel Tillis’ recording of 'Southern Rains' (Roger Murrah’s first No.1 song as a songwriter), Conway Twitty’s 'A Bridge That Just Won’t Burn', Steve Wariner’s 'Life’s Highway' and The Oak Ridge Boys’ 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee'.

Then in 1981, Al Jarreau (Tuesday 12 March 1940 - Sunday 12 February 2017) recorded and released 'We’re in This Love Together', which became an international jazz / pop hit single and a BMI Multi-Million-Air Award winner for Roger Murrah.  This song also played a role in Nashville’s ever-growing popularity as a world-renowned creative centre for many music genres.

In 1984, Roger Murrah signed with Tom Collins Music.  His string of successes continued with 'Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They’re Made to Love)' for Lee Greenwood, along with 'It Takes a Little Rain (to Make Love Grow)', 'Crazy Love' and 'Bridges & Walls', which were three of five hit singles Roger Murrah wrote for The Oak Ridge Boys.

During those days, Roger Murrah broke new ground by co-writing with Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002), the late singer’s life story, 'A Man Called Hoss'.  The Waylon Jennings album yielded two more hit singles for Roger Murrah, 'Rough & Rowdy Days' and 'If Ole Hank Could Only See Us Now'.  The autobiographical songs were also performed by Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) as a one-man theatrical production.

In addition to those songs, Roger Murrah’s writing credits include 'Where Corn Don’t Grow', recorded by Travis Tritt and Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002), two hit singles in a row by Alabama entitled 'Southern Star' and 'High Cotton', Ronnie Milsap’s 'Stranger Things Have Happened', Steve Wariner’s 'When I Could Come Home to You', John Anderson’s 'Somebody Slap Me' and the Grammy / CMA 'Song of the Year' nominated 'Don’t Rock The Jukebox', which was recorded by Alan Jackson.

In 1990, Roger Murrah formed Murrah Music Corporation.  Within two years, the company had achieved the position of Billboard Magazine’s 'Independent Publisher of the Year'.  The firm continued to flourish with activity including another hit song for Alabama entitled 'I’m in a Hurry (& Don’t Know Why)', Tanya Tucker’s 'Two Sparrows in a Hurricane', 'It’s a Little Too Late' and 'A Memory Like I’m Gonna Be', Wynonna’s 'Only Love' and Clay Walker’s 'If I Could Make a Living Out of Loving You'.

Other hit records the company enjoyed included the Academy of Country Music (ACM) 'Songs of the Year', 'I’m Movin’ On' recorded by Rascal Flatts and 'Keeper of the Stars' recorded by Tracy Byrd, Reba McEntire’s 'He Gets That From Me', Blaine Larson’s 'How Do You Get That Lonely', Blake Shelton’s 'Goodbye Time', Sammy Kershaw’s 'National Working Woman’s Holiday', Kenny Chesney’s 'When I Close My Eyes', Reba McEntire’s 'I’m a Survivor', Mark Chesnutt’s 'She Was' and Martina McBride’s 'Where Would You Be'.

The company also enjoyed chart activity with Billy Currington’s 'Good Directions', Luke Bryan’s 'All My Friends Say', 'We Rode in Trucks' and 'Country Man'.

In 2007, Murrah Music was Nashville’s first independent publisher to make Billboard Magazines’ Top 10 Music Publisher’s Media Base Airplay Chart.

Roger Murrah’s commitment extends to the music industry and community as well.  He has served two consecutive terms as president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), where he’s credited with exemplary leadership which guided the organisation to the respectable and professional standing that it still enjoys today.

During his second term as president of NSAI, Roger Murrah was also elected chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation, where he served a total of five terms.  He has served on the boards of the Country Music Association (CMA), Biblical Resource Center & Museum in Memphis, as a governor and vice president on the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences board of governors, as well as a three-term Governor’s appointee to the Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Advisory Council.

Roger Murrah is an alumnus of Leadership Music.

A 2005 inductee into The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame himself and a recipient of a Bronze Star induction into the Walk of Fame of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Roger Murrah is also listed among Broadcast Music Incorporated’s celebrated Songwriter(s) of the Year and Songwriter(s) of the Decade.

In 1997, Roger Murrah was also honored when Resolution HJR 355 was passed by both houses of the Alabama State Legislature and signed by the state’s governor, commending Roger Murrah for an 'Outstanding Professional Career'.

Roger Murrah Discography

Roger Murrah Songs: 1974

Kenny Price: 'Turn on Your Light & Let It Shine' (RCA Records, 1974)

Kenny Price (Wednesday 27 May 1931 - Tuesday 4 August 1987) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Losing You Got The Best of Me' and included the track on 'Turn on Your Light & Let It Shine' (RCA Records, 1974).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1978

T.G. Sheppard: 'Daylight' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

T.G. Sheppard recorded Roger Murrah's 'Never Ending Crowded Circle' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Daylight' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978).

Leon Everette

In 1978, Leon Everette recorded Roger Murrah's 'We Let Love Fade Away' (co-written with Jim McBride), as a non-album single.

Leon Everette

In 1978, Leon Everette recorded Roger Murrah's 'Never Ending Crowded Circle' (co-written with Scott Anders), as a non-album single.

Leon Everette

Leon Everette also recorded Roger Murrah's 'I'm Gettin' Holes in My Shoes (From Climbing The Wall)' (co-written with Scott Anders) and 'Cheater's Trap' (co-written with Scott Anders).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1979

Leon Everette: 'I Don't Want to Lose' (Orlando Records, 1979)

Leon Everette recorded Roger Murrah's 'Don't Feel Like The Lone Ranger' and included the track on 'I Don't Want to Lose' (Orlando Records, 1979); the track reached No.33 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

Leon Everette: 'I Don't Want to Lose' (Orlando Records, 1979)

Leon Everette recorded Roger Murrah's 'The Sun Went Down in My World Tonight' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'I Don't Want to Lose' (Orlando Records, 1979); the track reached No.42 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

Leon Everette: 'I Don't Want to Lose' (Orlando Records, 1979)

Leon Everette recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Don't Want to Lose' (co-written with Tim Lewis) and included the track on 'I Don't Want to Lose' (Orlando Records, 1979); the track reached No.30 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

Mickey Gilley: 'The Songs We Made Love To' (Epic Records, 1979)

Mickey Gilley recorded Roger Murrah's 'When I Lose You Anna' and included the track on 'The Songs We Made Love To' (Epic Records, 1979).

Mickey Gilley: 'Mickey Gilley' (Epic Records, 1979)

Mickey Gilley recorded Roger Murrah's 'My Silver Lining' (co-written with Tina Murrah Maxwell) and included the track on 'Mickey Gilley' (Epic Records, 1979); this track reached No.8 on the Billboard country music singles chart and was Roger Murrah's first Billboard Top 10 country music hit as a songwriter.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1980

Sammi Smith (Thursday 5 August 1943 - Saturday 12 February 2005)

In 1980, Sammi Smith (Thursday 5 August 1943 - Saturday 12 February 2005) recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Just Want to Be With You', as a non-album single; the track reached No.36 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980.

John Wesley Ryles

In 1980, John Wesley Ryles recorded Roger Murrah's 'Cheater's Trap' (co-written with Scott Anders); the track, which was a non-album track, reached No.54 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980.

Conway Twitty: 'Rest Your Love on Me' (MCA Records, 1980)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'A Bridge That Just Won't Burn' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Rest Your Love on Me' (MCA Records, 1980); the track reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981 and earned a Nashville Songwriters Association Achievement Award (Roger Murrah's very first award) and a BMI Airplay Award (Roger Murrah's first Billboard Top 5 hit).

Mel McDaniel: 'I'm Countrified' (Capitol Records, 1980)

Mel McDaniel
 (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'If I Keep on Going Crazy' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'I'm Countrified' (Capitol Records, 1980).

Mel McDaniel: 'I'm Countrified' (Capitol Records, 1980)

Mel McDaniel
 (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Ten Years, Three Kids, Two Loves, Too Late' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'I'm Countrified' (Capitol Records, 1980).

Mel McDaniel: 'I'm Countrified' (Capitol Records, 1980)

Mel McDaniel
 (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Hello Daddy, Good Morning Darling' (co-written with Keith Stegall and Scott Anders) and included the track on 'I'm Countrified' (Capitol Records, 1980).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1981

Leon Everette: 'If I Keep On Going Crazy' (RCA Records, 1981)

Leon Everette recorded Roger Murrah's 'If I Keep On Going Crazy' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'If I Keep On Going Crazy' (RCA Records, 1981); the track reached No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981.

Diana Trask

In 1981, Diana Trask recorded Roger Murrah's 'This Must Be My Ship' (co-written with Scott Anders) for Kari Records; the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.52 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981.

Mel Tillis: 'Southern Rains' (Elektra Records, 1980)

Mel Tillis
recorded Roger Murrah's 'Southern Rains' and included the track on 'Southern Rains' (Elektra Records, 1980); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1981.

Roger Murrah's 'Southern Rains' earned a BMI 'Airplay Award' and a BMI 'Millionaire Award' and was his first Billboard No.1 hit as a songwriter.

Al Jarreau: 'Breakin' Away' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

Al Jarreau recorded Roger Murrah's 'We're in This Love Together' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Breakin' Away' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981); the track reached No.15 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981, and earned a BMI Pop Airplay Award, a BMI Millionaire Award, a BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award and a BMI 3rd Millionaire Airplay Award.

Alabama: 'Feels So Right' (RCA Records, 1981)

Alabama recorded Roger Murrah's 'Burn Georgia Burn' (co-written with Tim Lewis) and included the track on 'Feels So Right' (RCA Records, 1981); this was Roger Murrah's first single release recorded by Alabama.

Conway Twitty: 'Southern Comfort' (Elektra Records, 1981)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'When Love was Something Else' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Southern Comfort' (Elektra Records, 1981).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1982

Mel McDaniel: 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982)

Mel McDaniel (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'A Good Love Going On' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982).

Mel McDaniel: 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982)

Mel McDaniel (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' and included the track on 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982).

Mel McDaniel: 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982)


Mel McDaniel (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'It's Like Falling in Love (Over & Over Again)' (co-written with Rich Alves and Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982).

Mel McDaniel: 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982)

Mel McDaniel
 (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Preaching Up a Storm' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Take Me to The Country' (Capitol Records, 1982).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1983

Melba Montgomery: 'Audiograph Alive' (Audiograph Records, 1983)

Melba Montgomery recorded Roger Murrah's 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' and included the track on 'Audiograph Alive' (Audiograph Records, 1983).

Mel McDaniel: 'Naturally Country' (Capitol Records, 1983)


Mel McDaniel (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'The Gathering' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Naturally Country' (Capitol Records, 1983).

Mel McDaniel: 'Naturally Country' (Capitol Records, 1983)

Mel McDaniel (Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Maximum Living on a Minimum Wage' and included the track on 'Naturally Country' (Capitol Records, 1983).

Mel McDaniel: 'Naturally Country' (Capitol Records, 1983)

Mel McDaniel
(Sunday 6 September 1942 - Thursday 31 March 2011) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Some Folks are Dying to Live Like This' (co-written with Kitty Murrah and Rich Alves) and included the track on 'Naturally Country' (Capitol Records, 1983).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Deliver' (MCA Records, 1983)

The Oak Ridge Boys
recorded Roger Murrah's 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Deliver' (MCA Records, 1983); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1984 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1984

The Osborne Brothers: 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' (Sugar Hill Records, 1984)

The Osborne Brothers recorded Roger Murrah's 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' and included the track on 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' (Sugar Hill Records, 1984); the track is Roger Murrah's mother's favourite recording of his songs.

The Osborne Brothers: 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' (Sugar Hill Records, 1984)

The Osborne Brothers recorded Roger Murrah's 'Always You' and included the track on 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' (Sugar Hill Records, 1984).

John Anderson: 'Eye of a Hurricane' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984)

John Anderson recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Can't Take Another Heartache' (co-written with Michael Murrah and Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Eye of a Hurricane' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984).

John Anderson: 'Eye of a Hurricane' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984)

John Anderson recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Wish I Had Loved Her That Way' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Eye of a Hurricane' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984).

Keith Whitley: 'A Hard Act to Follow' (RCA Records, 1984)

Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Living Like There's No Tomorrow (Finally Got to Me Tonight)' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'A Hard Act to Follow' (RCA Records, 1984).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1985

Mickey Gilley: 'I Feel Good About Lovin' You' (Epic Records, 1985)

Mickey Gilley recorded Roger Murrah's 'You've Got Something on Your Mind' (co-written with Noro Wilson and Dave Gibson) and included the track on 'I Feel Good About Lovin' You' (Epic Records, 1985); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Lee Greenwood: 'Streamline' (MCA Records, 1985)

Lee Greenwood recorded Roger Murrah's 'Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They're Made to Love)' (co-written with Steve Dean) and included the track on 'Streamline' (MCA Records, 1985); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in July 1986 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Roger Murrah and Steve Dean wrote 'Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They're Made to Love)' in October 1984 and producer Jerry Crutchfield originally picked the song for recording artist Craig Dillingham. Instead, Jerry Crutchfield recorded it with Lee Greenwood.

Kenny Rogers: 'Love is What We Make It' (Liberty Records, 1985)

Kenny Rogers recorded Roger Murrah's 'Love is What We Make It' (co-written with Keith Stegall), between 1974 and 1983; the track was subsequently included on 'Love is What We Make It' (Liberty Records, 1985).

Barbara Mandrell: 'Get to The Heart' (MCA Records, 1985)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'Fast Lanes & Country Roads' (co-written with Steve Dean) and included the track on 'Get to The Heart' (MCA Records, 1985); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Barbara Mandrell: 'Get to The Heart' (MCA Records, 1985)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'Don't Look in My Eyes' (co-written with Frank Myers and Bobbi Duty) and included the track on 'Get to The Heart' (MCA Records, 1985).

T.G. Sheppard: 'Living on The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985)

T.G. Sheppard
recorded Roger Murrah's 'Like a Timebomb' (co-written with Steve Dean) and included the track on 'Living on The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985).

Steve Wariner: 'Life's Highway' (MCA Records, 1985)

Steve Wariner recorded Roger Murrah's 'Life's Highway' (co-written with Richard Leigh) and included the track on 'Life's Highway' (MCA Records, 1985); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in June 1986 and earned a Nashville Songwriters Association 'Achievement Award' and a BMI Airplay Award.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1986

Keith Stegall

In 1986, Keith Stegall recorded Roger Murrah's 'Ole Rock & Roller (with a country heart)' (co-written with Keith Stegall and James Dean Hicks); the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.52 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986.

Reba McEntire: 'Whoever's in New England' (MCA Records, 1986)

Reba McEntire recorded Roger Murrah's 'To Make That Same Mistake Again' (co-written with Richard Leigh) and included the track on 'Whoever's in New England' (MCA Records, 1986).

T.G. Sheppard: 'It Still Rains in Memphis' (Columbia Records, 1986)

T.G. Sheppard
recorded Roger Murrah's 'Movin' & Shakin' on Business Street' (co-written with Steve Dean) and included the track on 'It Still Rains in Memphis' (Columbia Records, 1986).

Waylon Jennings: 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Roger Murrah's 'The Shadow of Your Distant Friend' (co-written with Steve Dean) and included the track on 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986).

Waylon Jennings: 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Roger Murrah's 'That Dog Won't Hunt' (co-written with John Schweers) and included the track on 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986).

Ronnie Milsap: 'Lost in The Fifties Tonight' (RCA Records, 1986)

Ronnie Milsap recorded Roger Murrah's 'Nashville Moon' (co-written with John Schweers) and included the track on 'Lost in The Fifties Tonight' (RCA Records, 1986).

Barbara Mandrell: 'Moments' (MCA Records, 1986)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'Love's Gonna Get You' (co-written with Cliff Magness) and included the track on 'Moments' (MCA Records, 1986).

John Anderson: 'Greatest Hits, Volume 2' (Warner Bros. Records, 1990)

John Anderson recorded Roger Murrah's 'You Can't Keep A Good Memory Down' (co-written with Michael Murrah and Bruce Burch), as a non-album single, which reached No.31 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986; the track was subsequently included on John Anderson's 'Greatest Hits, Volume 2' (Warner Bros. Records, 1990).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1987

Waylon Jennings: 'Hangin' Tough' (MCA Records, 1987)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Roger Murrah's 'The Crown Prince' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Hangin' Tough' (MCA Records, 1987).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Roger Murrah's 'It Takes a Little Rain (to Make Love Grow)' (co-written with James Dean Hicks and Steve Dean) and included the track on 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in May / June 1987 and earned a BMI Airplay Award and a Nashville Songwriters Association’s 'Achievement Award'.

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987)

The Oak Ridge Boys
recorded Roger Murrah's 'This Crazy Love' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in September 1987 and earned a BMI Airplay Award and a BMI Millionaire Airplay Award.

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987)

The Oak Ridge Boys
recorded Roger Murrah's 'A Little Late to Say Goodbye' (co-written with John Schweers) and included the track on 'Where The Fast Lane Ends' (MCA Records, 1987).

Barbara Mandrell: 'Sure Feels Good' (EMI Records, 1987)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'You Can't Get There From Here' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Sure Feels Good' (EMI Records, 1987).

Barbara Mandrell: 'Sure Feels Good' (EMI Records, 1987)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'Sunshine Street' (co-written with Rich Alves and Steve Dean) and included the track on 'Sure Feels Good' (EMI Records, 1987).

Waylon Jennings: 'A Man Called Hoss' (MCA Records, 1987)

In 1987, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) saw the release of 'A Man Called Hoss' (MCA Records, 1987), a concept album, which was a quasi-autobiographical record chronicling Waylon Jennings' life and experiences in ten 'chapters', each of which corresponded with a single track on the album.

The titles of the chapters on Waylon Jennings' 'A Man Called Hoss' (MCA Records, 1987) were 'Childhood', 'Texas', 'First Love', 'Lost Love', 'Nashville', 'Crazies', 'Drugs', 'Jessi', 'Reflections' and 'The Beginning'.  Each song was written in collaboration with Roger Murrah, who was given credit on the album's cover.

Waylon Jennings' 'Rough & Rowdy Days' was his second-to-last Top 10 single on the Billboard country music singles chart, reaching No.6 in 1987.

Waylon Jennings' 'A Man Called Hoss' (MCA Records, 1987) reached No.22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.

John Anderson: 'Blue Skies Again' (MCA Records, 1987) Waylon Jennings: 'The Complete MCA Recordings' (MCA Records, 2004)

John Anderson recorded Roger Murrah's 'Somewhere Between Ragged & Right' and included the track on 'Blue Skies Again' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was a duet with Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and was subsequently included on Waylon Jennings' 'The Complete MCA Recordings' (MCA Records, 2004).

John Conlee: 'American Faces' (Columbia Records, 1987)

John Conlee
recorded Roger Murrah's 'Living Like There's No Tomorrow (Finally Got to Me Tonight)' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'American Faces' (Columbia Records, 1987); the track reached No.55 on the Billboard country music sngles chart in 1987.

David Allan Coe: 'A Matter of Life & Death' (Columbia Records, 1987)

David Allan Coe recorded Roger Murrah's 'Southern Star' (co-written with Rich Alves and Steve Dean) and included the track on 'A Matter of Life & Death' (Columbia Records, 1987).



John Wesley Ryles

John Wesley Ryles recorded Roger Murrah's 'Louisiana Rain' (co-written with Rich Alves); the track was a non-album single and reached No.20 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987.

John Wesley Ryles

John Wesley Ryles recorded Roger Murrah's 'Cheater's Trap' (co-written with Scott Anders), which reached No.54 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980, and 'She's on My Mind' (co-written with Scott Anders).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Heartbeat' (MCA Records, 1987)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Roger Murrah's 'Time In' (co-written with Rich Alves and James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'Heartbeat' (MCA Records, 1987); the track reached No.17 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1988



Patty Loveless: 'If My Heart Had Windows' (MCA Records, 1988)

Patty Loveless recorded Roger Murrah's 'A Little on The Lonely Side' (co-written with Kitty Murrah) and included the track on 'If My Heart Had Windows' (MCA Records, 1988).

Conway Twitty: 'Still in Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1988)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Goodbye Time' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'Still in Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1988); the track reached No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Conway Twitty: 'Still in Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1988)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Your Loving Side', which was co-written with John Schweers and Carson Whitsett (Tuesday 1 May 1945 - Tuesday 8 May 2007), and included the track on 'Still in Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1988).

Conway Twitty: 'Still in Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1988)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Saturday was a Special Night' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'Still in Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1988).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Monongahela' (MCA Records, 1988)

The Oak Ridge Boys
recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Can Count on You', which was co-written with Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004), and included the track on 'Monongahela' (MCA Records, 1988).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Monongahela' (MCA Records, 1988)

The Oak Ridge Boys
recorded Roger Murrah's 'Bridges & Walls', which was co-written with Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004), and included the track on 'Monongahela' (MCA Records, 1988); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Barbara Mandrell: 'I'll Be Your Jukebox Tonight' (Capitol Records, 1988)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'I'll Be Your Jukebox Tonight' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'I'll Be Your Jukebox Tonight' (Capitol Records, 1988).

Waylon Jennings: 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Yoyos, Bozos, Bimbos & Heroes' (co-written with Waylon Jennings) and included the track on 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988).

Waylon Jennings: 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Roger Murrah's 'How Much is it Worth to Live in LA' (co-written with Waylon Jennings) and included the track on 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988); the track reached No.39 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Waylon Jennings: 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Hey Willie' (co-written with Waylon Jennings) and included the track on 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988).

Patty Loveless: 'Honky Tonk Angel' (MCA Records, 1988)

Patty Loveless recorded Roger Murrah's 'Go On' (co-written with Patty Loveless) and included the track on 'Honky Tonk Angel' (MCA Records, 1988).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1989

Conway Twitty: 'House on Old Lonesome Road' (MCA Records, 1989)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Nobody Can Fill Your Shoes' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'House on Old Lonesome Road' (MCA Records, 1989).

Conway Twitty: 'House on Old Lonesome Road' (MCA Records, 1989)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Too White to Sing The Blues' (co-written with Lacy J. Dalton) and included the track on 'House on Old Lonesome Road' (MCA Records, 1989).

Alan Jackson: 'Here in the Real World' (Arista Records, 1989)

Alan Jackson recorded Roger Murrah's 'Blue Blooded Woman' (co-written with Keith Stegall and Alan Jackson) and included the track on his debut album, 'Here in the Real World' (Arista Records, 1989); the track, which was Alan Jackson's debut single, reached No.45 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.

Steve Wariner: 'I Got Dreams' (MCA Records, 1989)

Steve Wariner recorded Roger Murrah's 'When I Could Come Home to You' (co-written with Steve Wariner) and included the track on 'I Got Dreams' (MCA Records, 1989); the track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Ronnie Milsap: 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (RCA Records, 1989)

Ronnie Milsap recorded Roger Murrah's 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (RCA Records, 1989); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Ronnie Milsap: 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (RCA Records, 1989)

Ronnie Milsap recorded Roger Murrah's 'Starting Today' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (RCA Records, 1989).

Alabama: 'Southern Star' (RCA Records, 1989)

Alabama recorded Roger Murrah's 'High Cotton' (co-written with Scott Anders) and included the track on 'Southern Star' (RCA Records, 1989); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in October / November 1989.

Roger Murrah's 'High Cotton' (co-written with Scott Anders) earned BMI Airplay Award, BMI Millionaire Award and BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award.

Alabama: 'Southern Star' (RCA Records, 1989)

Alabama recorded Roger Murrah's 'Southern Star' (co-written with Steve Dean and Rich Alves) and included the track on 'Southern Star' (RCA Records, 1989); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in February 1990.

Roger Murrah's 'Southern Star' (co-written with Steve Dean and Rich Alves) earned a BMI Airplay Award and a BMI Millionaire Award.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1990

The Highwaymen (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson): 'Highwayman 2' (Columbia Records, 1990)

The Highwaymen - Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003), Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Kris Kristofferson - recorded Roger Murrah's 'Angels Love Bad Men' (co-written with Waylon Jennings) and included the track on 'Highwayman 2' (Columbia Records, 1990).

Steve Wariner: 'Laredo' (MCA Records, 1990)

Steve Wariner recorded Roger Murrah's 'While I'm Holding You Tonight' (co-written with Steve Wariner) and included the track on 'Laredo' (MCA Records, 1990).

Waylon Jennings: 'The Eagle' (Epic Records, 1990)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Where Corn Won't Grow' (co-written with Mark Alan Springer) and included the track on 'The Eagle' (Epic Records, 1990).

Conway Twitty: 'Crazy in Love' (MCA Records, 1990)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Shadow of a Distant Friend' (co-written with Jim McBride and Steve Dean) and included the track on 'Crazy in Love' (MCA Records, 1990).

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

In 1990, Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall produced Mel McDaniel's 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990); Roger Murrah was one of the back-up singers and contributed seven compositions to the project.

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

Mel McDaniel recorded Roger Murrah's 'Country Pride' (co-written with John Schweers and Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990).

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

Mel McDaniel recorded Roger Murrah's 'The Annual Blount County Snuff Dipper's Ball' and included the track on 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990).

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

Mel McDaniel recorded Roger Murrah's 'Turtles & Rabbitts' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990).

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

Mel McDaniel recorded Roger Murrah's 'You Can't Go Back' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990).

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

Mel McDaniel recorded Roger Murrah's 'I'll Keep Your Memory Around', which was co-written with Keith Stegall and Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011), and included the track on 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990).

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

Mel McDaniel recorded Roger Murrah's 'Losing You Wouldn't Hurt at All' (co-written with JB Rudd) and included the track on 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990).

Mel McDaniel: 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990)

Mel McDaniel recorded Roger Murrah's 'That Old Gravel Road (was Easy Street)' (co-written with Billy Lawson) and included the track on 'Country Pride' (DPI Records, 1990).

Barbara Mandrell: 'Morning Sun' (Capitol Records, 1990)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'You've Become The Dream' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'Morning Sun' (Capitol Records, 1990).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1991

Alan Jackson: 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991)

Alan Jackson recorded Roger Murrah's 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (co-written with Keith Stegall and Alan Jackson) and included the track on 'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (Arista Records, 1991); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for two weeks in July 1991.

'Don't Rock The Jukebox' (written by Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall and Alan Jackson) earned a Grammy Award Nomination in 1991, an Academy of Country Music (ACM) 'Single of the Year' Award in 1991, a CMA 'Song of the Year' Award Nomination in 1991, a CMA 'Song of the Year' Award Nomination in 1992, a BMI Airplay Award, a BMI Millionaire Award, a BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award and a BMI 3rd Millionaire Airplay Award.

Hank Williams Junior: 'Pure Hank' (Warner Bros. Records / Curb Records, 1991)

Hank Williams Junior recorded Roger Murrah's 'Kiss Mother Nature Goodbye' (co-written with JB Rudd) and included the track on 'Pure Hank' (Warner Bros. Records / Curb Records, 1991).

Sammy Kershaw: 'Don't Go Near The Water' (Mercury Records, 1991)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Roger Murrah's 'Kickin' In' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Don't Go Near The Water' (Mercury Records, 1991).

Ronnie Milsap: 'Back to The Grindstone' (RCA Records, 1991)

Ronnie Milsap recorded Roger Murrah's 'When The Hurt Comes Down' (co-written with Keith Stegall and Thomas Cain) and included the track on 'Back to The Grindstone' (RCA Records, 1991).

Ricky Van Shelton: 'Backroads' (Columbia Records, 1991)

Ricky Van Shelton recorded Roger Murrah's 'Some Things are Better Left Alone' (co-written with Larry Shell) and included the track on 'Backroads' (Columbia Records, 1991).

Pirates of The Mississippi: 'Walk The Plank' (Capitol Records, 1991)

Pirates of The Mississippi recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Wouldn't Have it Any Other Way' (co-written with Bill McCorvey and Rich Alves) and included the track on 'Walk The Plank' (Capitol Records, 1991).

Pirates of The Mississippi: 'Walk The Plank' (Capitol Records, 1991)

Pirates of The Mississippi recorded Roger Murrah's 'Fighting For You' (co-written with Bill McCorvey) and included the track on 'Walk The Plank' (Capitol Records, 1991); the track reached No.41 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1992

Marie Osmond

In 1992, Marie Osmond recorded Roger Murrah's 'True Love (Never Goes Away)' (co-written with Mark Alan Springer); the track, which was released as a non-album single in 1992, did not chart.

Crystal Gayle: 'Three Good Reasons' (Liberty Records, 1992)

Crystal Gayle recorded Roger Murrah's 'The Least That I Can Do' (co-written with Allen Holmes and James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'Three Good Reasons' (Liberty Records, 1992).

Alabama: 'American Pride' (RCA Records, 1992)

Alabama recorded Roger Murrah's 'I'm in a Hurry (& Don't Know Why)', which was co-written with Randy VanWarmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004), and included the track on 'American Pride' (RCA Records, 1992); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in 1992 and earned a BMI Airplay Award, a Country Music Association (CMA) Triple Airplay Award, a BMI Millionaire Award and a BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award.

Pirates of The Mississippi: 'A Street Man Named Desire' (Liberty Records, 1992)

Pirates of The Mississippi recorded Roger Murrah's 'Don't Quit Your Day Job' (co-written with Bill McCorvey and Rich Alves) and included the track on 'A Street Man Named Desire' (Liberty Records, 1992).

Tanya Tucker: 'Can't Run From Yourself' (Liberty Records, 1992)

Tanya Tucker recorded Roger Murrah's 'It's a Little Too Late' (co-written with Pat Terry) and included the track on 'Can't Run From Yourself' (Liberty Records, 1992); the track, which reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1993, earned a BMI Airplay Award, a Nashville Songwriters Association Achievement Award, a Country Music Association (CMA) Triple Airplay Award, a BMI Millionaire Award and a BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1993

Wynonna: 'Tell Me Why' (Curb Records / MCA Records, 1993)

Wynonna recorded Roger Murrah's 'Only Love' (co-written with Marcus Hummon) and included the track on 'Tell Me Why' (Curb Records / MCA Records, 1993); the track, which reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1993, earned a BMI Airplay Award, a Country Music Association (CMA) Triple Play Award, a BMI Millionaire Award and a BMI 2nd Millionaire Award.

Pearl River: 'Find Out What's Happening' (Liberty Records, 1993)

Pearl River recorded Roger Murrah's 'That Ole Gravel Road (was Easy Street)' (co-written with Billy Lawson) and included the track on 'Find Out What's Happening' (Liberty Records, 1993).

Pirates of The Mississippi: 'Dream You' (Liberty Records, 1993)

Pirates of The Mississippi recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Quit Lying in 1986' (co-written with John Schweers and Mark Wright) and included the track on 'Dream You' (Liberty Records, 1993).

Pirates of The Mississippi: 'Dream You' (Liberty Records, 1993)

Pirates of The Mississippi recorded Roger Murrah's 'People My Age' (co-written with Bill McCorvey and John Schweers) and included the track on 'Dream You' (Liberty Records, 1993).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1994

Daron Norwood: 'Daron Norwood' (Giant Records, 1994)

Daron Norwood (Thursday 30 September 1965 - Wednesday 22 July 2015) recorded Roger Murrah's 'Phantom of The Opry' (co-written with John Schweers and Billy Lawson) and included the track on 'Daron Norwood' (Giant Records, 1994); the track was a duet with Travis Tritt.

Sammy Kershaw: 'Feelin' Good Train' (Mercury Records, 1994)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Roger Murrah's 'National Working Woman's Holiday' (co-written with James Dean Hicks and Pat Terry) and included the track on 'Feelin' Good Train' (Mercury Records, 1994); the track, which reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1994, earned a BMI Airplay Award, and was also included on Sammy Kershaw's 'The Ultimate Collection' (Hump Head Country, 2008).

Clay Walker: 'If I Could Make a Living' (Giant Records, 1994)

Clay Walker recorded Roger Murrah's 'If I Could Make a Living (out of loving you)' (co-written with Keith Stegall and Alan Jackson) and included the track on 'If I Could Make a Living' (Giant Records, 1994); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hoy Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in November / December 1994, and earned a BMI Airplay Award and a Country Music Association (CMA) Triple Play Award.

Patty Loveless: 'When Fallen Angels Fly' (Epic Records, 1994)

Patty Loveless recorded Roger Murrah's 'Over My Shoulder' (co-written with Marcus Hummon) and included the track on 'When Fallen Angels Fly' (MCA Records, 1994).

John Anderson: 'You Can't Keep a Good Memory Down' (MCA Records, 1994)

John Anderson recorded Roger Murrah's 'You Can't Keep a Good Memory Down' (co-written with Michael Murrah and Bruce Burch) and included the track on 'You Can't Keep a Good Memory Down' (MCA Records, 1994).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1995

Pirates of The Mississippi: 'Paradise' (Giant Records, 1995)

Pirates of The Mississippi recorded Roger Murrah's 'Paradise' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Paradise' (Giant Records, 1995).

Pirates of The Mississippi: 'Paradise' (Giant Records, 1995)

Pirates of The Mississippi recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Think Locally' (co-written with Bill McCorvey and John Schweers) and included the track on 'Paradise' (Giant Records, 1995).

Doug Supernaw: 'You Still Got Me' (Giant Records, 1995)

Doug Supernaw recorded Roger Murrah's 'Country Conscience' (co-written with Keith Stegall and Michael White) and included the track on 'You Still Got Me' (Giant Records, 1995).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1996

James Bonamy: 'What I Live to Do' (Epic Records, 1996)

James Bonamy recorded Roger Murrah's 'Brain in a Jar' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'What I Live to Do' (Epic Records, 1996).

Bobbie Cryner: 'Girl of Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1996)

Bobbie Cryner recorded Roger Murrah's 'Oh, To Be The One', which was co-written with Randy Van Warmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004), and included the track on 'Girl of Your Dreams' (MCA Records, 1996).

Steve Azar: 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996)

Steve Azar recorded Roger Murrah's 'What are We Waiting For', which was co-written with Steve Azar and A.J. Masters (Wednesday 20 December 1950 - Monday 12 January 2015), and included the track on 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996).

Steve Azar: 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996)

Steve Azar recorded Roger Murrah's 'As Long as Harley Gets to Play', which was co-written with Steve Azar and A.J. Masters (Wednesday 20 December 1950 - Monday 12 January 2015), and included the track on 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996).

Steve Azar: 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996)

Steve Azar recorded Roger Murrah's 'You Don't Even Have to Try', which was co-written with Steve Azar and A.J. Masters (Wednesday 20 December 1950 - Monday 12 January 2015), and included the track on 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996); this track was co-produced by Steve Azar and A.J. Masters (Wednesday 20 December 1950 - Monday 12 January 2015).

Steve Azar: 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996)

Steve Azar recorded Roger Murrah's 'Heartbreak Town' (co-written with Steve Azar and Bob Regan) and included the track on 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996).

Steve Azar: 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996)

Personnel involved in the recording of Steve Azar's 'Heartbreak Town' (River North Nashville Records, 1996) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Glen Duncan (guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Sonny Garrish (pedal steel guitar)
Greg Leisz (electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
A.J. Masters (Wednesday 20 December 1950 - Monday 12 January 2015) (acoustic guitar, bass guitar, background vocals)
Steve Nathan (piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
Johnny Neal (piano)
Bob Regan (electric guitar)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Brent Rowan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)

John Anderson: 'Paradise' (BNA Records, 1996)

John Anderson recorded Roger Murrah's 'Paradise' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Paradise' (BNA Records, 1996).

Travis Tritt: 'The Restless Kind' (Warner Bros. Records, 1996)

Travis Tritt recorded Roger Murrah's 'Where Corn Won't Grow' (co-written with Mark Alan Springer) and included the track on 'The Restless Kind' (Warner Bros. Records, 1996); the track, which reached No.6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997, earned a BMI Airplay Award and a BMI Millionaire Award.

Roger Murrah Songs: 1997

John Anderson: 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997)

John Anderson recorded Roger Murrah's 'Somebody Slap Me' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Takin' The Country Back' (Mercury Records, 1997); the track reached No.22 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997.

Barbara Mandrell: 'It Works For Me' (DRD Records, 1997)

Barbara Mandrell recorded Roger Murrah's 'I Won't Be Home Tonight' (co-written with Bob Gaudio) and included the track on 'It Works For Me' (DRD Records, 1997).

Roger Murrah Songs: 1999

Benny Berry: 'Things I Want to Sing About' (Acoustic Revival Records, 1999)

Benny Berry recorded Roger Murrah's 'Some Things I Want to Sing About' and included the track on 'Things I Want to Sing About' (Acoustic Revival Records, 1999).

Roger Murrah Songs: 2002

Tanya Tucker: 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002)

Tanya Tucker recorded Roger Murrah's 'Over My Shoulder' (co-written with Marcus Hummon) and included the track on 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002).

Tanya Tucker: 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002)

Tanya Tucker recorded Roger Murrah's 'A Memory Like I'm Gonna Be' (co-written with Jerry Laseter) and included the track on 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002).

Tanya Tucker: 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002)

Tanya Tucker recorded Roger Murrah's 'Borrowed Wings' (co-written with Pat Terry) and included the track on 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002).

Tanya Tucker: 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002)

Tanya Tucker recorded Roger Murrah's 'Waiting For The Sun' (co-written with Monty Criswell) and included the track on 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002).

Steve Azar: 'Waitin' on Joe' (Mercury Records, 2002)

Steve Azar recorded Roger Murrah's 'River's on the Rise' (co-written with Mark Paul and Steve Azar) and included the track on 'Waitin' on Joe' (Mercury Records, 2002).

Roger Murrah Songs: 2004

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'The Journey' (Spring Hill Records, 2004)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Roger Murrah's 'That Ole Gravel Road (was Easy Street)' (co-written with Billy Lawson) and included the track on 'The Journey' (Spring Hill Records, 2004).

Sammy Sadler: 'Hard on a Heart' (Tri Records, 2004)

Sammy Sadler recorded Roger Murrah's 'That Ole Gravel Road (was Easy Street)' (co-written with Billy Lawson) and included the track on 'Hard on a Heart' (Tri Records, 2004).

Blake Shelton: 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill' (Warner Bros. Records, 2004)

Blake Shelton recorded Roger Murrah's 'Goodbye Time' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill' (Warner Bros. Records, 2004); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2005 and earned a BMI Airplay Award.

Roger Murrah Songs: 2008

Johnny Mathis: 'Night to Remember' (Columbia Records, 2008)

Johnny Mathis recorded Roger Murrah's 'We're in This Love Together' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'Night to Remember' (Columbia Records, 2008).

Rebecca Lynn Howard: 'No Rules' (Saguaro Records, 2008)

Rebecca Lynn Howard recorded Roger Murrah's 'We're in This Love Together' (co-written with Keith Stegall) and included the track on 'No Rules' (Saguaro Records, 2008).

Steve Azar: 'Indianola' (Dang Records, 2008)

Steve Azar recorded Roger Murrah's 'Flatlands' and included the track on 'Indianola' (Dang Records, 2008).

Roger Murrah Songs: 2010

Alan Jackson: 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010)

Alan Jackson recorded Roger Murrah's 'True Love is a Golden Ring' (co-written with Alan Jackson) and included the track on 'Freight Train' (Arista Records, 2010).

Roger Murrah Songs: 2012

Wesley Dennis: 'Country Enough' (Dirt Road Records, 2012)

Wesley Dennis recorded Roger Murrah's 'That Dog Won't Hunt' (co-written with John Schweers) and included the track on 'Country Enough' (Dirt Road Records, 2012).

Sammy Sadler: 'Heart Shaped Like Texas' (S Records, 2012)

Sammy Sadler recorded Roger Murrah's 'That Ole Gravel Road (was Easy Street)' (co-written with Billy Lawson) and included the track on 'Heart Shaped Like Texas' (S Records, 2012).

Roger Murrah Songs: 2013

Various Artists: 'Alabama & Friends' (Showdog-Universal Music Records, 2013)

Florida Georgia Line recorded Roger Murrah's 'I'm in a Hurry (& Don't Know Why)', which was co-written with Randy Van Warmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004); the track was included on 'Alabama & Friends' (Showdog-Universal Music Records, 2013), a various artists tribute album honouring the country music super-group Alabama.

Roger Murrah Songs: 2016

Gene Watson: 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

Gene Watson recorded Roger Murrah's 'A Bridge That Just Won't Burn' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016).

Randy Van Warmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004)

Randy Van Warmer (Wednesday 30 March 1955 - Monday 12 January 2004) recorded a number of Roger Murrah's songs, including the following:

'Bridges & Walls' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer)
'I Am' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer and Tom Collins)
'I'll Be on The Next Dream Home' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer)
'I Will Hold You' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer)
'Love Will Wash It Away' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer and Bobby Hamilton)
'That's What Your Smile Does For Me' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer and Bobby Hamilton)
'Third Child' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer)
'Used Cars Don't Run Some Times' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer)
'Where The Rocky Mountains Touch The Morning Sky' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer)
'Words I Never Meant' (co-written with Randy Van Warmer)

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