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Wildfire

From: Western Folklife Center Media
Length: 04:43

Michael Martin Murphy discusses the inspiration for his song, "Wildfire" on What's in a Song. Read the full description.

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Thirty years after it was written, "Wildfire" continues to light the imagination. Just as David Letterman who's been playing snippets of the song on the Late Show and musing about what the song means. Cowboy singer Michael Martin Murphey gives his account of the genesis of the song, and why "Wildfire" remains something of a mystery, even to him. 

"Wildfire" climbed to number one on the pop charts in 1975 and blazed the trail for Murphey's career. The song has been played more than 4 million times on radio and TV, helping to make Michael Martin Murphey one of  America's best selling cowboy music singers.

 

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Piece Description

Thirty years after it was written, "Wildfire" continues to light the imagination. Just as David Letterman who's been playing snippets of the song on the Late Show and musing about what the song means. Cowboy singer Michael Martin Murphey gives his account of the genesis of the song, and why "Wildfire" remains something of a mystery, even to him. 

"Wildfire" climbed to number one on the pop charts in 1975 and blazed the trail for Murphey's career. The song has been played more than 4 million times on radio and TV, helping to make Michael Martin Murphey one of  America's best selling cowboy music singers.

 

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Wildfire Michael Martin Murphey Blue Sky-Night Thunder. Epic 1975 :00