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Michael Martin Murphey in concert Dec. 29

Western Music Hall of Fame and Grammy winner Michael Martin Murphey returns to Pagosa Springs for a one-night performance, Wednesday, Dec., 29, the event sponsored by the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

Due to a sold-out house at his last Pagosa performance in March, the venue has been changed to accommodate more Murphey fans. The performance will be held at the Ross Aragon Community Center. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:15.

Michael Martin Murphey is known for his songs and song-writing ability. Since 1975 when his hit song “Wildfire” championed the music charts to 1983 when he was voted the Best New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, Murphey has produced additional country classics such as “What’s Forever For,” “Carolina in the Pines,” and “A Long Line of Love.” He is also known for his preservation of the spirit of the American Cowboy not only through his West Fest production, but all his other endeavors earning him the Western Heritage Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame five times. His concerts are a popular draw throughout the country including his frequent stomping grounds of the Rio Grande Express train throughout the summer.

Joining Murphey will be cowboy singer Fred Hargrove, a frequent concert opening act. Hargrove currently resides in neighboring Monte Vista, and when not joining Murphey, keeps a very busy concert schedule. His most recent CD “My Sacred Ground “was just nominated for the Best Traditional Western Album of the Year by the Western Music Association.

Tickets for the event are $30 and seating is limited. There will also be a cash bar and snack bar available.

Tickets are available only at the Chamber of Commerce and can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Questions can be directed to the Chamber at 264-2360.