Roger Murrah

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Roger Murrah
Birth name Roger Alan Murrah
Born (1946-11-20) November 20, 1946 (age 71)
Athens, Alabama
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Occupation(s) Songwriter

Roger Alan Murrah (born November 20, 1946) is a songwriter and independent music publisher who has written hits for artists including Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson, Al Jarreau, and Alabama.[1]


Early life[edit]

Roger Murrah was born on November 20, 1946 in Athens, Alabama.


After working in the late 1960s as a staff writer, he opened his own studio in Huntsville, Alabama. He then moved to Nashville, Tennessee and in 1972 made his first appearance on the national charts with "It's Raining in Seattle" by Wynn Stewart.[1] In 1990, he started his own publishing company, Murrah Music and in 1992 was named Billboard's Independent Publisher of the Year.[1] Murrah signees include: Mark Alan Springer, Neal Coty, Rachel Proctor, Luke Bryan, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Steve Azar, Phillip White, Rachel Thibodeau, Michael Mobley, Jimmy Melton and Jon Henderson. His songs have been recorded by artists including: Al Jarreau, Alan Jackson, Barbara Mandrell, Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Wynonna Judd, Mel Tillis, Take 6, Alabama, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, and Waylon Jennings.

He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.[2] Additionally, he has served five terms as Chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF), and two consecutive terms as president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).[1]

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