Country Music Legend David Lee Murphy Forced to Cancel Tri-State Rodeo Concert

Country Music Legend David Lee Murphy has been forced to cancel his concert on Friday night in Fort Madison, Iowa at the Tri-State Rodeo due to undisclosed health reasons. A statement from the rodeo organizers reads:

“David Lee Murphy has canceled his appearance Friday, Sept 10th at the Tri-State Rodeo in Ft. Madison, IA. He is recovering from a recent illness. He & his band were very much looking forward to performing for the Party Crowd at the Rodeo. He sends his best to all of his fans and hopes he will have an opportunity to perform for them in the not too distant future. Please keep David Lee in your thoughts & prayers for a speedy recovery.”

Murphy will be replaced by another country music veteran, and former performer at the Back Road Music Festival in Galva, Craig Morgan. Morgan will take the main stage at the rodeo concert on Friday night, September 10, along with Tyler Rich on the Jack Daniels Stage. Tri-State Rodeo organizers sent out another press release on Thursday heralding Morgan as the replacement for David Lee Murphy…

“A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman, and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Loving You,” and the four-week No. 1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” Most recently, Morgan released his first new music in over three years, the faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry —“The Father, My Son, And the Holy Ghost.” The song hit No. 1 on iTunes All Genres Top Songs chart as Blake Shelton led a viral campaign that gained support from the entertainment community.”

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