Michael Martin Murphey  will bring his Christmas show back to the McPherson Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. 

Backed by his band, singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey celebrates the season with his Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas® show. The show was inspired by an event that began in 1885 in Anson, Texas, when the local community of cowboys came together to celebrate the season with the very first Cowboy Christmas Ball. The festivities included dancing and merriment that has continued virtually every year since. 

The 1982 winner of top new male vocalist from the Academy of Country Music, Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits "Wildfire,"Carolina In The Pines," "What's Forever For," "Long Line of Love," "Geronimo's Cadillac", "Cowboy Logic," and many more across his 35 albums released to date. “Wildfire earned a BMI Platinum Record. His album “Coyboy Songs” earned a BMI Gold Record, the first Gold album in Cowboy music since Marty Robbins. His album “Cowboy Songs Four won the 1999 Best Album award from Academy of Western Artists Award for Best Albu

In 2019 he was inducted into  the Cowboy Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Awards. In 2009 Martin Murphey earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, for “Buckaroo Blue Grass.” That same year he was inducted into the  Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2004 Martin Murphey was inducted in the Western Music Association Hall of Fame.