Honors, Awards, & Reviews
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. The video for the hit single “How Many Times” has over 1 million views each on VEVO and YouTube.
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 five songs go to #1 on the New Music Weekly, National Radio Hits, and Independent Music Network charts, with the “Peace Be With You” single going to #1 on all three charts on National Radio Hits (AC 40, Top 40, and Country), a rare and impressive crossover achievement for one song. 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.
Murphy has won several awards and garnered many award nominations, including the 2018 New Music Award from New Music Weekly Magazine as Chuck Murphy and Big Coyote for AC New Group of the Year; the 2017 New Music Award for Top 40 Breakthrough Artist of the Year; two 2016 Independent Music Network Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Favorite Country Single for his song “Cowgirls”; a 2016 New Music Award for AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year; two 2015 Independent Music Network Awards for Favorite Mainstream Impact Artist and Favorite Crossover Artist of the Year; a nomination for the 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, where the hit song, "How Many Times", was nominated in the category Americana/Folk/Acoustic Song of the Year; and two nominations for the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, where the hit song "Falling Star" was nominated in the category Americana/Folk/Acoustic Song of the Year and the title track of the EP, "Peace Be With You", in Singer-Songwriter.
“Peace Be With You” EP and Chuck Murphy get rave reviews:
With his meaningful lyrics; beautiful arrangements, instrumentation, and vocals; and his kind and philanthropic nature, it’s no wonder Murphy and his songs are charting so well and winning so many awards.
“Quite simply, he is another one of the great American songwriters of this era, writing lyrics that are literate, poetic and mesmerizing. He’s easily the equal of some of the greats, the only difference being that, at least right now, I’d much rather listen to Murphy.… Chuck Murphy exudes the same fleshed-out, but simple elegance which James Taylor delivers in his musical arrangements – solid melodies, luscious harmonies and a talented group of musicians playing in a tight, lean, and understated style. This forms the perfect platform for Murphy’s smooth, expressive voice and his multidimensional guitar styles.”
“ Chuck Murphy’s “Peace Be With You” is a timeless piece of Americana, tying together the smoothed-out sounds of seventies’ rock, country guitar, and a whole heap of charisma to make for a delightful outing. Murphy’s vocals are unparalleled, possessing a familiarity while being wholly unique. The multiple vocal layers on Peace Be With You give a certain substance to the single; the story told within its four minutes is much greater than what typically resides in a song. With hints of Warren Zevon and Tom Petty, Chuck Murphy succeeds with his latest work. ”
“Chuck Murphy has a flash-fire hit at radio and make no mistake about it. His debut single “How Many Times” from One West Records is on fire at the format and this track is also moving across formats in a very big way. Look for a very bright future and even better things to come from the amazing Chuck Murphy”
— Larry Weir, New Music Weekly
“That Chuck Murphy is an incredible songwriter and performer who is clearly on a rapid ascension within Americana music, becomes in more vivid when play the track “Peace be with you”. This is wonderful music executed to near perfection. For the Southern folk and rock fan who likes a little country twist (no tacky country cheese or twang), or the folk and country fan who is ready to abandon manufactured paint-by-numbers sound-alikes, try this out”
“CHUCK MURPHY is back at radio with another gem in “Falling Star” (One West). The new single, a tribute to the late Glenn Frey, is moving at rapid speed on our AC40 chart and the track is also making bold moves at New Music Weekly and at FMQB…”