David Lee Murphy Returns To Recording With Chesney/Cannon-Produced ‘No Zip Code’

Pictured (clockwise, from top left): David Ross, Founder/President/CEO, Reviver Records; Gator Michaels, Executive VP, Reviver Records; Kenny Chesney; David Lee Murphy.

David Lee Murphy is taking another turn behind the mic and releasing his own album project, No Zip Code, on Reviver Records. Produced by Kenny Chesney and Buddy Cannon, the project will be Murphy’s fifth studio album, and his first with Reviver Records. He previously enjoyed chart success with his chart-topping classic “Dust on the Bottle” and the most-played song of 1995 “Party Crowd.”

Murphy hasn’t strayed far from the charts since then though, having penned more than 50 cuts, including No. 1 songs for Jason Aldean (“Big Green Tractor,” “The Only Way I Know”), Blake Shelton (“The More I Drink”), Gary Allan (“A Feelin’ Like That”), Jake Owens (“Anywhere With You”), Eli Young Band (“Always the Love Songs”), Thompson Square (the Grammy-nominated “Are You Gonna Kiss Me (Or Not)”) and Kenny Chesney (“Livin’ In Fast Forward,” “Pirate Flag”). He’s also had album cuts for Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, and Keith Urban.

“We are thrilled to welcome David Lee Murphy to Reviver,” says label CEO David Ross. “His songs, his style and this record are incredible. We can’t wait to get to work.”

“I didn’t think I’d ever get out here and do this again,” Murphy says. “You focus on writing, and that’s its own kind of great. But Kenny and I got to talking, and it seemed like something worth doing. Then when we got in the studio, it felt so good, every day was more exciting than the one before.”

“David Lee is the original – and the last of – the hillbilly rock stars,” said Chesney of Murphy. “His groove, the way he lays into a melody is so smooth, yet he uses the words for shaping the rhythm. He knows the life, and he bottles it up in song. Making this record showed us what country music can be in the 21st century.”

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