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James McMurtry

February 26th, 2015

Born:
James McMurtry

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






James McMurtry

Biography

Texas singer/songwriter James McMurtry, known for his hard-edged character sketches, comes from a literary family; his father, novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, gave James his first guitar at age seven, and his mother, an English professor, taught him how to play it. McMurtry began performing his own songs while a student at the University of Arizona and continued to do so after returning home and taking a job as a bartender. When it transpired that a film script McMurtry's father had written was being directed by John Mellencamp, who was also its star, McMurtry's demo tape was passed along, and Mellencamp was duly impressed, serving as co-producer on McMurtry's 1989 debut album, Too Long in the Wasteland, which landed McMurtry a deal with Columbia Records. McMurtry also appeared on the soundtrack of Mellencamp's film, Falling from Grace, working with Mellencamp, John Prine, Joe Ely, and Dwight Yoakam in a one-off supergroup called the Buzzin' Cousins.

Top Albums


1. Complicated ..

2. Just Us Kids..

3. Childish Thi..

4. Live in Augh..

5. Americana Ma..

6. Where'd You ..

7. Too Long In ..

8. Saint Mary o..

9. Live in Euro..

10. It Had to Ha..

11. Walk Between..

12. Candyland

13. Childish Thi..

14. How'm I Gonn..

15. Cheney's Toy..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Forgotten Coast Complicated Game 3:34 $1.29
2.

Copper Canteen Complicated Game 4:37 $1.29
3.

Ain't Got a Place Complicated Game 2:41 $1.29
4.

South Dakota Complicated Game 5:03 $1.29
5.

How'm I Gonna Find You Now Complicated Game 4:05 $1.29
6.

These Things I've Come to Know Complicated Game 3:18 $1.29
7.

She Loves Me Complicated Game 3:01 $1.29
8.

Choctaw Bingo Live in Aught-Three 8:49 $0.99
9.

Carlisle's Haul Complicated Game 7:13 $1.29
10.

Long Island Sound Complicated Game 6:47 $1.29
11.

You Got to Me Complicated Game 5:23 $1.29
12.

We Can't Make It Here Childish Things 7:06 $0.99
13.

Just Us Kids Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 5:11 $0.99
14.

Choctaw Bingo Americana Master Series – B.. 8:35 $1.29
15.

Choctaw Bingo Saint Mary of the Woods 8:33 $1.29
16.

Ruby and Carlos Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 6:38 $0.99
17.

Freeway View Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 3:40 $0.99
18.

Levelland Where'd You Hide the Bo.. 5:23 $0.99
19.

Cutter Complicated Game 5:41 $1.29
20.

Deaver's Crossing Complicated Game 4:00 $1.29
21.

You'd a' Thought (Leonard Co.. Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 5:18 $0.99
22.

Brief Intermission Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 2:54 $0.99
23.

Hurricane Party Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 5:59 $0.99
24.

Cheney's Toy Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 5:52 $0.99
25.

God Bless America (Pat MacDonald Mus.. Just Us Kids (Bonus Track V.. 5:04 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Choctaw Bingo ..

2. Levelland

3. You'd a' Thoug..

4. Painting By Nu..

5. Where'd You Hi..

6. Rachel's Song

7. Off and Runnin..

8. Lost In the Ba..

9. Down Across th..

10. Right Here Now

11. Fuller Brush M..

12. One More Winte..

13. Ionlanthe

14. Melinda

15. Rayolight


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