For three decades, Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas has been an extraordinary blend of music, encompassing his numerous best-selling Christmas albums, alongside his beloved country and pop hits. This vibrant holiday celebration takes the form of a captivating multi-media production, featuring Murphey's renowned "Rio Grande Band," dramatic lighting, video, as well as the use of Western Art, captivating master-artist photographs, breathtaking videos, and delightful cowboy poetry. "Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas" beautifully captures the rustic essence of the story of Jesus' birth in the countryside village of Bethlehem, where the joyous tidings first reached the humble livestock caretakers and herders, often referred to as "cowboys," over two millennia ago.
Inspired by an 1885 wild-west dance known as the original "Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball" in Anson, Texas, Murphey embarked on a remarkable journey that carries on the biblical tradition of merriment, song, and feasting during the "holidays," a term signifying "holy days." In 1992, Michael introduced a groundbreaking concept album called "Cowboy Christmas," which had never been attempted before in popular Christmas music. This innovative creation became a best-seller and paved the way for five more Cowboy Christmas albums and accompanying DVDs. Today, this remarkable concept has evolved into a grand live musical concert production! Join Michael, the talented members of the Rio Grande Band, and the captivating Rocky Mountain Vintage Dancers for a joyous and heartfelt "Christmas Cowboy-Style" experience.