James McMurtry

James McMurtry
James McMurtry, born March 18, 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas, is an American rock and folk-rock/americana singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader and occasional actor. The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, “Too Long in the Wasteland,” released in 1989, was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 1996, McCurtry received a Grammy nomination for his long form music video of “Where’d You Hide the Body.” In 1997, “It Had to Happen,” received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album.

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