Rural Rhythm Records has announced Michael Martin Murphey has a signed a multi-album recording contract with the label.
Due to the success of Murphey’s Rural Rhythm albums, Buckaroo Blue Grass (released Feb 2009) and Cowboy Classics – Old West Cowboy Collection (released June 2009), the label will release Buckaroo Blue Grass 2 on 9th February, 2010. The project will feature two singles that were released last week during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass held in Nashville, Tennessee.
On Wednesday, 30th September during the IBMA convention, Rural Rhythm Records hosted a Private Showcase that included music industry VIPs who were treated to incredible performances and surprise announcements. This special event included an extremely moving performance by Michael Martin Murphey and Bluegrass #1 hit artist, Carrie Hassler singing Wildfire. Murphey and Hassler recorded the new version of this mega hit song just two weeks prior to the IBMA convention.
During the VIP Showcase, Murphey also performed another new single, Running Gun with bluegrass veteran, Audie Blaylock & Redline much to the delight of the audience. That song will also be available on Buckaroo Blue Grass 2 which will also feature a host of other outstanding talent including: Sam Bush, Charlie Cushman, Troy Engle, Pat Flynn, Andy Hall, Rob Ickes, Andy Leftwich, Ryan Murphey, Craig Nelson, and Matt Pierson. The album was produced by Ryan Murphey and Engineered by Keith Compton.