How Kenny Chesney Coaxed Music out of David Lee Murphy

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David Lee Murphy had gotten comfortable. But not too comfortable. So when Kenny Chesney suggested that Murphy move from songwriter to singer, again, it was easy to say yes; mostly because Chesney was doing the asking.

“We actually talked about it one night. I’d just sent Kenny some songs for his album,” Murphy told me. “And I was sitting out on my back porch, and he was like, ‘I like these, but man, it’s been a few years. You oughta make a record. Why don’t you make another album?’”

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