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LONGVIEW — LeTourneau University is hosting the Lonestar Cowboy Christmas Festival with Michael Martin Murphey at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center on the university’s main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly in Longview. Joining Murphey will be The Longview Symphony and many others for this special Christmas concert.

The best-selling singer/songwriter of American Cowboy Music, Murphey is one of the world’s most respected singer/songwriters in the Pop and Country-Western field. He is the prominent musical representative of the Western horseman, with a strong commitment to issues regarding farmers and ranchers, open spaces, and management of natural resources. In 1970, he settled in Austin, Texas, and founded a “Texas music scene” that became world famous. His now-gold “Cowboy Songs” album, the first gold album of cowboy Music since Marty Robbins, sparked a whole series of albums. Murphey also broke ground with an innovative concert concept called “Cowboy Christmas,” which has become a trademarked touring show that now spans 40 cities per holiday season. Murphey’s lifestyle is that of a lover of the outdoors and a rancher of horses and cattle for his “Rocking 3M Ranch.” Murphey, his wife and six children, are all involved in the family businesses of music, ranching and recreational/competitive horseback riding.

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christian university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in aeronautical science, business, education, engineering, health care, the humanities and sciences. LeTourneau University also offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs for working adults online and at educational centers in Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston and Tyler.
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