Picks and Pans Review: Tryin' to Get There

UPDATED 04/05/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/05/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

David Lee Murphy

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After a brief but successful run as a country singer in the mid '90s, Murphy stopped to smell the royalties from songs he wrote for artists such as Hank Williams Jr., Montgomery Gentry and Trick Pony. But he is back recording with this gently rocking set of 12 songs. Happily, Murphy shows a sense of musical history. He cowrote the title track with the late Waylon Jennings, and the tune reflects the unwavering musicality and brazen individuality that was Jennings. Meanwhile, "Ghost in the Jukebox" neatly salutes Hank Williams the Elder and Charlie Rich. All in all, it's good to have this country-rocker back.

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