Famed ‘Cowboy Christmas Ball’ returns to Texas State
Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 21, 2007
Michael Martin Murphey's famed "Cowboy Christmas Ball" returns to Texas State for an 8 p.m. show Friday, Nov. 30.
Murphey will be joined by the Texas State Symphony Orchestra, which he previously collaborated with for performances of “Cowboy Christmas Ball,” “Sagebrush Symphony” and “Cowboy Christmas: Orchestral, Part I.” Ticket prices are $25 for reserved/VIP seating, $10 for general admission.
“Cowboy Christmas Ball” is presented by the University Performing Arts Committee and the Student Association for Campus Activities, with the sponsorship of Grande Communications.
To purchase tickets, visit www.encoreseries.txstate.edu/ online or call (512) 245-3501.
About Michael Martin Murphey
Murphey is the best-selling singer of American Cowboy music today, as well as one of the best-selling, award-winning winning artists in pop and country music. His legendary song "Wildfire," a monster crossover hit from 1975, is one of the most played songs in the history of radio. He is also an actor, film producer, director, environmental award-winning rancher, writer and seminar teacher in American studies and music.
While attending UCLA in the late '60s, he became one of the instigators of the Alternative Country and Western scene in
Self-taught in music, Murphey currently serves as an adjunct professor of music and American studies at
Murphey is a five-time award winner in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, taking home the award for Best Album (Cowboy Songs Vol. 4) and Best Song (Summer Rangers, from Cowboy Songs Vol. 4) in 1999 from the