Michael James Murphy

Nov 01, 1999
Jan 01, 1995
Jan 01, 1993
Jan 01, 1992
Jan 01, 1990
Jan 01, 1986
Jan 01, 1984
Jan 01, 1983
Jan 01, 1981

Michael James Murphy is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1981 Stephanie Boosahda I Know That I Know Songwriter
1981 September September First Songwriter
1983 Michael James Murphy Surrender Songwriter, Vocals
1992 Two Hearts Stand Your Ground Songwriter, Keyboards
1996 Gary Chapman Shelter Background Vocals
Award Organization Year Award Name Album Song
GMA Dove 1996 Country Album of the Year Where Love Runs Deep
GMA Dove 1995 Country Recorded Song of the Year Love Will

Michael James Murphy

Mar 05, 1959

Michael James Murphy started out as an adult contemporary artist in 1981. In 1991 he dropped the Murphy from his name, and began recording and songwriting as Michael James for Reunion Records and BMG Music Publishing in 1991.

Michael released three award-winning albums on Reunion, was a guest artist on other popular album projects [such as: Songs from the Loft, Sing Me To Sleep Daddy, Promise Keepers: A Life That Shows]. Michael was the recipient of 4 Dove Awards for Country Album of the Year, Country Song of the Year, Praise and Worship Album of the Year, and Children's Album of the Year.

In 1996, Michael retired as a touring musician and moved from Nashville to serve as the Worship Arts Pastor of Hoffmantown Church in Albuquerque, NM. In 2012 he joined the Renaissance Church in Summit NJ as Executive Pastor.

Where are they Now: 

Michael Murphy is Executive Pastor of Worship & Creative at the Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California.

Sep 16, 2020

One of the things that has fascinated me is the number of artists who have moved to full-time ministry as a follow-up to their professional music career. One such musician is Michael James Murphy. Michael recorded five albums in the early eighties and transition to more of a country sound in the nineties where he released another three albums as Michael James. But an early call God placed on his life was to be involved in worship ministry.

Created by: siremidor on 26-July-2010 - Last Edited by siremidor on 21-August-2020

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