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Chuck Murphy is an award-winning, Billboard-charting singer-songwriter from Palmdale, CA, originally hailing from Bloomington, MN. His album, “Peace Be With You” broke into the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #197 in its fifth of eleven consecutive weeks of chart-topping successes. The album peaked at #1 on the Heatseeker Album Chart and #3 on the Americana/Folk Album Chart, and his latest maxi-single “How Many Times” hit #1 on the Hot Singles Sales Chart. It is obvious Chuck’s message is one people across the nation need and want to hear.
Murphy's band, Big Coyote, is a hard driving Country Rock and Blues band. Their music emphasizes country rock rhythms and guitar leads with lyrics extolling the values in America. Big Coyote has put love and passion into Chuck’s “Peace Be With You” project with every note they have played. Big Coyote is currently in the studio recording their first album as a group, with "Free To Be Free" as their first single.
Murphy also performs as an acoustic duo with Nelson "Napy" Pacheco as Chuck Murphy & Napynap.
Along with his success on Billboard, Murphy has had three #1 hits on SoundCloud® with over 24 million listens to his song, Falling Star, which also held the #1 spot on SoundCloud’s country chart for six weeks and the #1 spot on SoundCloud’s folk and singer-songwriter chart for two weeks. He has also had four songs go to #1 on the New Music Weekly, National Radio Hits, and Independent Music Network charts. Most recently, Big Coyote's song "Free to Be Free" has also gone to #1 on the New Music Weekly AC and Independent Country Charts, the Independent Music Network Country Chart, and the National Radio Hits AC40 Chart and Chuck Murphy has been named Independent Music Network's Favorite Male Country Artist of 2017.
“Quite simply, he is another one of the great American songwriters of this era, writing lyrics that are literate, poetic and mesmerizing.“
-- Rick Jamm, Jamsphere
After 40 years of living with a passion for music, people are finally listening to Chuck’s music. Now that Chuck truly knows people are hearing his voice, he wants to make real changes in the lives of young people with a passion for music.
Chuck has formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Music and Kids, to organize his efforts to help young people learn about the music industry, develop their talents, and pursue careers in music. Music and Kids identifies gifted young people and assists their efforts with scholarships for one-on-one, after school music lessons with paid, qualified instructors. Music and Kids has recently formed partnerships with the City of Palmdale, CA, and the Child Safety Network, a national organization dedicated to the promotion of child safety.
Chuck Murphy & Big Coyote and Chuck Murphy & Napynap perform to bring attention to Music and Kids and all proceeds from their performances and album sales go to fund the mission of Music and Kids (www.musicandkids.org).