Country singer Michael Martin Murphey sings with Victoria Symphony Orchestra
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WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston DriveCOST: $40 FOR MORE: Visit victoriasymphony.com or call 361-576-4500.
Singer Michael Martin Murphey is excited to return to the Crossroads.
He will perform as part of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra's Master Series on Saturday at the Victoria Fine Arts Center. The concert will be between 90 and 120 minutes.
He said being a cowboy is in his DNA and he tipped his hat to the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.
"They put together a great symphony," said Murphey, who has played in Victoria twice before.
Michelle Hall, the symphony's executive director, said he's a great story teller with relatable qualities.
"He gives great background on what he's about to sing or other stories that have impacted his life," Hall said.
The 66-year-old multifaceted musician plays the banjo, piano, bass, harmonica and acoustic guitar.
Some of Murphey's most notable songs include, "Carolina In The Pines" and "Wildfire."
The Dallas native loves the outdoors as much as music.
The serene forest serves as his inspiration.
"I just love the smell of evergreens," he said.
The life-long Texas resident said he splits his time between Wisconsin, Colorado and the Lone Star State.
Murphey's latest release is "Buckaroo Blue Grass III" with songs titled "Texas Cowboy" and "Cool Water."
He plays cover and original music.
The father of six, whose 35 albums have sold millions of copies, has garnered accolades including National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Academy of Country Music, Grammy Awards, and Country Music Association Awards.
The grandfather of two spends 100 days on the road each year.
"It's my only skill," he said jokingly.
He promised new and faithful fans will be in for a treat on Saturday.
"We plan to rock out," Murphey said.