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Michelle Wright 2015 Laugh a Little

October 21, 2016

Artist: Michelle Wright
Single: Laugh a Little
Genre: Country Music
Year: 2015

Chatham-Kent Connection:
Michelle is from the Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada and moved to Tennessee in the 90’s, and has lived there since.

Notes:
Five-time CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Canadian Hall of Fame singer Michelle Wright is releasing her first single to Country radio in the United States in more than a decade. “Laugh A Little” is from her album, Strong, which has already seen strong support in Canada.

Download the song below:
In the United States:
iTunes: http://apple.co/1IV79H3
Amazon MP3: http://amzn.to/1anLoEm
In Canada:
iTunes: http://apple.co/1bRuZbI
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1HnbtxK
Spotify: http://bit.ly/1bRvaDV
Rdio: http://on.rdio.com/1IV6HZx

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Ralph Murphy Circa 1978

August 11, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: 1978
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Amongst many other projects, roles, & duties, highlights for Ralph Murphy this year include:

* 1978 – Moves to Nashville and began a joint venture publishing/production company with Roger Cook called PICALIC. The company achieved its first number one hit within a year with a song by Crystal Gayle called “Talking in Your Sleep”. Pic-A-Lic became one of the most successful independent publishers in Nashville and was eventually sold to EMI.
* 1978 – Vocal credits. Release: Zwol. Album: Zwol
* 1978 – Ralph Co produces: Walter Zwol – the song ‘A Little Bit Crazy’. & wrote Every Man For Himself.

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Ralph Murphy 2011

August 10, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: 2011
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

2011 High Lights:
* 2011 – Released Murphy’s Laws of Song Writing “The Book”. He has been lecturing at summits & speaking engagements around the world spreading his mass knowledge of song writing & hit song writing accomplishments.
* 2011 – Ralph appears in the Canadian Indie Charts with a No. 1 song ‘Working at Christmas’, performed by Paul Brady and Terri Clark, written by Keith Donald, Ralph Murphy, and Paul Brady.
* 2011 – Ralph receives the Jo Walker-Meador International Award.
2011– Ralph co-writes ‘Guilty’ performed by Doug Gray. Album: Soul of the South.

Links:
Buy the book here: http://murphyslawsofsongwriting.com/

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Michelle Wright 2013 CD Strong

August 3, 2013

Artst: Michelle Wright
Release: Strong
Year: 2013
Genre: Country
Website: http://www.michelle-wright.com
Born: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Nashville

Recent Notes 2013:
* After seven years the wait is over and Michelle has rewarded her fans’ patience with STRONG, a superlative eleven-song collection of modern, relevant country music. Produced mostly by Jason Barry (arguably Canada’s finest young country producer), STRONG’s eleven songs are topical, inspirational and adventurous. Ten of the songs were co-written by Michelle – a first – marking her coming of age as a world-class songwriter.
* Michelle perform as part of 2013 CMA Country Music Week!
* (Nashville, June 25, 2013) Effective today, CMT Canada has added Michelle’s video of her current single at Canadian country radio, Strong, to its play list.
* Global TV’s “Morning Show” airs live national TV interview with Michelle!
* Michelle nominated for two CMAO Awards!
* “Songs From the Halls” Tour Highlight: Michelle Wright awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal!
* Michelle headlines CTS Christmas Television Special, Christmas in the Square, this Friday, December 21!

Tracks:
1. Strong
2. Crazy Stupid Love
3. One Of These Days
4. What’s Better Than This
5. Laugh A Little
6. She’s A Keeper
7. Another Good Day
8. Together Forever
9. Walkin’ On A Heart That’s Breakin’
10. Back To You
11. I’ll Cry Too

Highlights
* Michelle had 25 top ten hits in Canada. Seven went to #1
* Five Gold records
* Two multi-platinum records
* World wide record sales nearing two million units & one million in Canada
* Toured North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, & Australia

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Email your info & pics to:  chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Melody Ramblers 1979

October 1, 2010

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Band: Melody Ramblers
Home: Chatham Ontario
Year: 1979
Band: 1953-1994
Style: Country Music Covers

Members:
(Left to right)
Dan St.Pierre – Guitar
Rene Brosseau – Bass
Dennis Smith – Pedal Steel
Michelle Wright – Vocals
Bradley J. Preston – Vocals, Acoustic
Larry St. Pierre – Drums

  If you are from Chatham-Kent Ontario, then chances are you know that country music star MICHELLE WRIGHT got her start with the Melody Ramblers.
  A very young Michelle was added to the band to help diversify the band, giving them the ability to perform songs by female country artists and relieve Brad Preston of the long nights of solid vocal duties. Michelle was new to the scene but developed quickly, later leaving to join a band an hour away, across the Canadian border in Detroit.

The group’s original line-up formed in 1953, and has included the top players from the area for the better part of 40 years. This 1979 line-up was interesting because it included many members who’s talents caught the eye of the international country music scene.

You can read up on individual members  or the bands history through the years, by going to our home page and scrolling down to the list of bands/artists from Chatham.

Photo: Given to the Chatham Music Archive with permission for the Chatham Music Archive, from the St. Pierre family. Thank you to the St. Pierre family for helping us present the rich deep history of the Melody Ramblers in our community.

Demo Kid note 2010: While doing the research on the group, it was interesting to find out that my Uncle Eugene played in this band later on. In 2009, I was introduced to Rene (was the bass player for the band at the time) who is now one of the most popular pedal steel players in Canada. He played on our home demos (with Jesse V) and was just simply so pro and friendly that I was amazed I got the chance to record with a musician with such a love and experience of music. 

Email your pics & info to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Ralph Murphy 2008 CD

April 17, 2010

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Artist: Ralph Murphy
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2008
Genre: Folk / Country
Raised: Wallaceburg Ontario
Resides: Nashville

Tracks:
01. Half the Way
02. Seeds
03. Passing Through
04. Star Born Every Minute
05. Wild Rose
06. Occasional Tear
07. Nobody’s Baby
08. That’s the Way a Good Time Goes
09. Old Brown Shoes
10. All Night Rain
11. Lonely Like the Rose
12. Dependable Love Song
13. The World’s Gone Flat
14. And I Miss You

Additional Credits for 2008:
* 2008 – Ralph vocal harmony credits. Performer: Crystal Gayle. Album: Cage the Songbird/Nobody Wants to Be Alone.

Click on video below to preview album

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Buy the release here or here.

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