Chesney Co-Producing New David Lee Murphy Album

posted May 1st, 2015 at 10:23 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney announced recently that he’s helping produce a new album for David Lee Murphy.

Kenny Chesney has taken the David Lee Murphy-penned hits “Pirate Flag,” “Livin’ in Fast Forward” and “‘Til It’s Gone” into the upper reaches of the country charts, and now he’s returning the favor by working on a brand-new album with the prolific tunesmith. Chesney made the announcement at the offices of performing rights organization BMI while accepting awards for a pair of his chart-topping hits, calling Murphy “the original – and last – of the hillbilly rock stars,” and noting that 20 years have passed since the singer-songwriter topped the charts as an artist with fan favorites, “Party Crowd” and “Dust on the Bottle.”

“We got together to make a record of songs we liked the sound of . . . things we’d want to listen to ourselves,” Murphy says in a statement revealing the surprise collaboration. “Kenny’s got great ears, and I kept sending him demos — more than he could ever record, but he just loved the songs. One day, he said, ‘I think we oughta go make a record!'”

Working with his longtime producer, Buddy Cannon, Chesney and Murphy co-produced No Zip Code, a 10-track collection which features Chesney on the title cut and bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski (from Alison Krauss and Union Station) on “As a Crow Flies,” which is described as “stark and organic.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.


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