David Lee Murphy chats with Mike and Janie at the Bedlam Vodka CMA Awards broadcast.
David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney are nominated for “Musical Event” for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” After all these years, did Murphy expect to be nominated for a CMA?
“You always hope that. In this business we never say never because it’s a long race. We just make music and go out there and have a good time. With the right song, you never know what can happen.”
So how did “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” come about?
“Kenny called me up one night and suggested that we make an album. How do you say ‘no’ to that? It was the perfect storm for me to get back into the recording business. I’ve been making little records here and there. When you make a demo for a song that we pitch to somebody, you make a little record and give it to the artist or the producer. So, I’ve been in the studio making records the whole time, but nobody heard them except the artists. Kenny has been getting my demos all these years and he finally just said ‘Man, you need to put these songs out.’ It’s been a blessing to me having Kenny there supporting me and singing on my record and having me out on the tours.”