When you hear the name David Lee Murphy, the first thing to pop into your mind might be his 1994 country hit “Dust on the Bottle.” That track was the fourth single from Murphy’s debut album Out With a Bang and became one of the most recognizable country hits from the 1990s. That record’s title track and the anthemic, honky tonkin’ tune “Party Crowd” also found success on the country charts and helped to plant Murphy firmly in the genre as a lasting talent.
Along with those early hits, his 1996 single “The Road You Leave Behind” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” his 2017 duet with Kenny Chesney from their collaborative album No Zip Code, are often cited as fan favorites and serve as longstanding reminders of Murphy’s expertise as a singer and performer.
Along with his obvious gifts as an artist in his own write, David Lee Murphy has become one of the most successful and admired songwriters in modern country music. He has penned major hits for Jason Aldean and Thompson Square, and has had tracks cut by Hank Williams Jr., Gary Allan, Trick Pony, Blackberry Smoke and many more.
Let’s take a look at 25 country songs that were penned by David Lee Murphy and recorded by other country artists.