- New Video
On set today filming out new video!!!
- Thank You :)
We are currently promoting "Pick Yourself Up on radio. It's a slow process but the song is beginning to pick up airplay throughout Europe as well as Ireland. I would like to thank everyone who helped with the recording, promotion and support of all songs. Without the help from some good friends in Ireland and USA this would not be possible. Sooooooooooo Thank you :)
- Interview on Downtown Radio
Just to let everyone know that myself and Shane Jordan will travel up to Downtown Radio in Co. Down on Monday 24th June for an interview and to play a song acoustic.
The interview will be on the George Jones Show at around 4.10pm. Link below if you would like to listen to it on the internet.
- ECMA Charts (Austria)
I am pleased to say that my song "High & Low" made it into the Country Charts in Austria. Currently in the Top 20.
1 Ashley Monroe Like A Rose
2 Willie Nelson featuring Lukas Nelson Just Breathe
3 Hal Willis Working In The Goldmine
4 Mr. Tom & The Nashvillians Leaving Sweden
5 Michael Thomason & Hermann Lammers Meyer Old friends
6 Rebecca Linda Smith Everlasting Love
7 Helen Mateki A Thing Called Love
8 Thomas Rhett Beer with Jesus
9 Lawrence John Project Love Story Of The Year
10 Myra Rolen Walk Out Backwards
11 Liz Anderson Alpha & Omega
12 Jackie Cook Ballad of Slim & Lefty
13 Craig Moritz With You
14 Mustang Sally Jiggle It A Little
15 Jimmy Parker I Thought I’d Be Home By Now
16 The McClymonts I Could Be A Cowboy
17 Cliff Beach I Did It And I'd Do It Again
18 Billy Currington Hey Girl
19 TammRae Girl In Tennessee
20 Graham Murray High and low
- ECMA Charts
I am happy to say that my song "High" & Low" is currently on the Country Charts in the UK at number 8 and Sweden at number 6. Below is the ECMA Country Charts from the UK & Sweden.
This list shows what are the most played songs this week.
ECMA AIRPLAY LIST. THE MOST PLAYED SONGS THIS LAST SURVEY (USED FOR CURRENT CHART):
National Top 40
1 Ashley Monroe Like A Rose
2 Little Big Town Pontoon
3 Vicki Lee Somewhere Tonight
4 Toby Keith I Like Girls That Drink Beer
5 Kenny Chesney El Cerrito Place
6 Ashley Robertson Finished With You
7 Steve Free Let Us Pray
8 Graham Murray High & Low
9 Danny Griego I Wear My Own Kind Of Hat
10 Gary & Carol Bibb This Morning At Nine
11 Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Highway Dont Care
12 Pistol Annies Hush Hush
13 Cliffy Short I Can Read Between The Lines
14 Jannet Bodewes & Countryline The mountain
15 Shenandoah The Church On Cumberland Road
16 Imaj Guess Whos Coming To Dinner
17 Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Back When We Were Beautiful
18 Dean Owens The Night Johnny Cash Played San Quentin
19 Eli Young Band Say Goodnight
20 Liz Anderson Alpha & Omega
1 Mr. Tom & The Nashvillians Leaving Sweden
2 Michael Thomason & Hermann Lammers Meyer Old Friends
3 Luke Bryan Buzzkill
4 Jackson Delaney Shotgun Wedding
5 Frank Ifield Roses From A Stranger
6 Graham Murray High & Low
7 Rachel Williams Breaking All The Rules
8 Lee Brice I Drive Your Truck
9 FrazierBand Close My Eyes
10 Cliffy Short I Can Read Between The Lines
11 Stephanie Jansen Shoes
12 Waylon Thibodeaux Riding on these roses
13 Wood & Wire Mexico
14 Ace Diamond Tennessee hillbilly man
15 Carl Gibson Johnny remeber me
16 Robert Ellis Orrall Boom! It was over
17 Montgomery Gentry I'll keep the kids
18 Crash N Recovery 1000 mile walk
19 Bourbon Boys Country highway
20 Trailerpark Idlers Will we ever find it back
- Bridgetown Street Festival
I am please to say that we will be taking part in the Bridgetown Street Festival.
It will take place on Sunday 23rd June from 2pm onwards.
We will take to the stage at 2.15pm.
Looking forward to it, hope you can make it.
Graham Murray once was just another young boy living on a farm in Co. Wexford, Ireland - that was until he realised his passion for music. Graham was raised listening to American and Irish country music, so it was no surprise when he showed off his musical talents in a local competition called "Opportunity Knocks" – this was Graham’s first taste of stardom.
Graham has always had star quality and had an ear for good sound, but he didn’t decide to pursue his career in the industry until 2010, when Graham was invited to take part in The Wexford Opera Festival. Until then, Graham had never thought about following a musical path, then he realised it was the perfect industry for him – Graham could then remember the feeling of being on stage, and it rekindled his passion for country music.
After taking part in the festival, Graham began writing, which started as a mere birthday present for his girlfriend, a song he named “Fly On By”. Shortly after, he was then invited to record his song with Mick Egan, another musician he had met during his time at The Wexford Opera Festival. A year later, Graham had recorded his first album, the start of many stepping stones in his career. He called the experience a “learning curve” as he had never ever written songs before, yet he has a certain gift for doing so. Another stepping stone was the formation of his band, “Graham Murray & The Rusty Stringz”.
His biggest influences in music are Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Josh Turner and Randy Travis. Over the past few years Graham has tried out other genres of music, but has always come back to country, it’s where his passions truly lie. To Graham, his music is “personal” and that’s the message he want to get through to his listeners. Writing all his own music, he sees his songs as an outlet to tell a story, stories people can relate to.
Graham’s music has touched many people already, at this early stage of his career. He has picked up airplay from radio stations in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. His music video for “I Don’t Know Much” was shown on Sky Showcase channel and he was recently interview on TV3’s The Morning Show where he discussed his music and played one of his songs live on the show.
Graham is on his way to country stardom, and with more people listening to his fantastic original music he will get there.
You can listen to Graham’s songs from the EP on the website grahammurraymusic.com or on download via iTunes.
“Mainstream American country music of the Garth Brooks / Alan Jackson / Brooks & Dunne variety (with a strong empahasis on Nashville-style-lyricism) is the territory mined out by Wexford outfit Graham Murray & The Rusty Stringz. "High & Low" (Hot Press Magazine, 2012)
“Announced by the MC as "Wexford's answer to Garth Brooks", Graham took to the stage, guitar in hand and bravely did an original song. He got all our attention and respect throughout and the band was superb behind him. His voice did have a strong 'country' quality that could only be admired” (Wexford Free Press, 2012)
“...everything on this album works perfectly...4.5/5” (Vents Magazine, 2013)