Last on the list of nominees for Male Vocalist of the Year, but certainly not least, is Ryan Murphey. Aside from being the son of cowboy’s living legend, Michael Martin Murphey, Ryan is a talent in his own right. For years, he has been honing his skills as a producer… a practice that garnered him the nomination and win for Producer of the Year at the TMAs in 2010. He was nominated again in 2011.
In 2011, Ryan released his debut CD, New Old Song. This is a CD you want playing in the background while you enjoy an intimate dinner with your partner. Or maybe you want to shine the buckles as you move across the dance floor of some place like the Tin Roof Tavern. Ryan’s crooning voice will lull you into a total state of pure relaxation.
Like his dad, Ryan brings his own style to a traditional sound. I believe with this CD, Ryan will no longer be known only for his producing skills. He’s joining the ranks of one of the most romantic voices in Texas music.
Welcome to the front of the stage, Ryan.