David Lee Murphy (born January 7, 1959) is an American country music artist. Signed to MCA Nashville Records in 1994, Murphy made his first appearance on the Billboard country charts that year with "Just Once", a song from the soundtrack to the 1994 film 8 Seconds. A year later, Murphy's debut album Out with a Bang was released; overall, it produced four chart singles. His follow-up albums, Gettin' Out the Good Stuff (1996) andWe Can't All Be Angels (1997) were less successful than their predecessors, and by 1998, Murphy was dropped from MCA's roster. A fourth album, Tryin' to Get There, was released in 2004 on Koch Entertainment (nowE1 Music), with the Top 5 single "Loco" being released from that album before Koch closed its country division in 2005.
Murphy's four albums produced a total of thirteen singles on the country charts, including the Number One hit "Dust on the Bottle" from 1995 and four more Top Ten hits. Although he has not recorded since 2004, Murphy has co-written several singles for other artists, including the Number One hits "Living in Fast Forward" for Kenny Chesney, "Big Green Tractor" for Jason Aldean and "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" for Thompson Square. Murphy has sold over 500,000 records according to the RIAA.close