1991 Michael Martin Murphey – Cowboy Christmas : Cowboy Songs II

Cowboy Christmas: Cowboy Songs II is the seventeenth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, his second album of cowboy songs, and his first album of Christmas music.


1I Heard The Bells On Christmasold Time Christmas (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Jean Baptiste Calkin, Bruce Kiskaddon)2:24
2Jolly Old St. Nicholasthe Christmas Letter (Waddie Mitchell)2:39
3The Creak Of The Leather (Douglas Green)0:26
4Christmas On The Line (The Line Rider’s Christmas) (Chick Rains, Michael Martin Murphey)3:08
5Sleigh Ridejingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont, Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)2:37
6The Christmas Trail (Don Edwards, Badger Clark)3:14
7Merry Texas Christmas You All! (Bob Miller, Leon Harris Jr)2:11
8Ridin’ Home On Christmas Eve (Douglas Green)2:46
9Corn, Water And Wood (Carol Elliot, Wendy Waldman)3:10
10The Cowboy Christmas Ball (Larry Chittendon)3:35
11Polka Medley (Traditional)1:48
12Christmas Cowboy Style (Michael Martin Murphey, Rob Quist)3:11
13The Santa Claus Shottische (Traditional)1:24
14Two-Step ’round The Christmas Tree (Doug Crider, Suzy Bogguss)2:33
15Two-Step Medley (Traditional)1:58
16Log Cabin Home In The Sky (Mike Heron)2:39
17Waltz Medley (Traditional)2:30
18Pearls In The Snow (Karen Dunn, Michael Martin Murphey, Rob Quist)3:08
19Good Night Ladies / Auld Lang Syne / The Christmas Dance (Bruce Kiskaddon)1:17



BassDavid Hungate
BassCraig Nelson
DrumsLonnie Wilson
GuitarSteve Gibson
Acoustic GuitarRandy Scruggs
Steel GuitarBruce Bouton
Steel GuitarSonny Garrish
BanjoCarl Jackson
MandolinSteve Gibson
MandolinSam Bush
AccordionJoey Miskulin
PianoDennis Burnside
SynthesizerPhil Naish
DulcimersDavid Schnaufer
DulcimersAlisa Jones
FiddleSam Bush
PercussionLonnie Wilson
Background VocalsSteve Gibson
Background VocalsCurtis Young
Background VocalsCraig Nelson
Background VocalsGary Janney
VocalsMichael Martin Murphey

Other Musicians

The Kid Connection – Bethany Wright, Carrie Gardner, Dionne McGuire, Emily Estes, Lori Casteel, Rachel Howell, Tommy Gardner
Performer – Don Edwards (Tracks 6, 10, 12), Riders In The Sky (Tracks 8, 10, 19), Suzy Bogguss (Tracks 5, 10, 14, 19)

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Gibson, Michael Martin Murphey
A&R – Richard Helm
Arranged By (Kid Connection), Conductor (Kid Connection) – Debra Black
Coordinator (Production) – Carol Elliott
Mastered By – Denny Purcell
Mixed By – Marshall Morgan
Read By – Waddie Mitchell
Recorded By – Eric Prestidge, Keith Compton
Recorded By [Assistant] – Patrick Kelly

Artwork By (Watercolor Painting) – William Matthews
Design (Cover) – Steve Whatley

Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.