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James McMurtry

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Born: 1962/03/18
Birth Place: Leesburg, Virginia
Years Active: 1989-present
Genres: Americana, Folk Rock, Rock

James McMurtry was born March 18, 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas and is a rock and folk music singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor. McMurty's father, novelist and “Lonesome Dove” author Larry McMurtry, gave him his first guitar at the age of 7, which he was taught to play by his mother. McMurtry got his start in music playing small venues and local bars while in college, with his musical break coming in 1987 when he entered the New Folk songwriter contest in San Antonio, Texas. In 1987 McMurtry's career entered an upswing. A friend in San Antonio suggested McMurtry enter the New Folk songwriter contest and he was one of six winners chosen that year. Also around this time John Mellencamp ... Continue Bio >>

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