‘Cowboy Christmas Concert’ benefits local school | PostIndependent.com

‘Cowboy Christmas Concert’ benefits local school

“Cowboy Christmas” up.Michael Martin Murphey returns to Aspen to perform “A Cowboy Christmas Concert,” a R.H. Crossland Foundation-sponsored benefit for Alpine Christian Academy. The event takes place at 8 p.m. today at the Wheeler Opera House.Murphey is the best-selling singer-songwriter of American Cowboy Music in the genre. Best known for his hit, “Wildfire,” a song about a mysterious dream horse on the vast American heartland prairie, Murphey is a five-time award winner in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and has performed with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members, Don Henley of the Eagles, John Denver, Roger Miller and Buck Owens.In “A Cowboy Christmas,” Murphey and his five-piece band share a message of Christmas cheer through old-fashioned songs and heartwarming stories, including traditional Christmas carols. The show is designed for all ages and is different from year to year.Founded in 1989, Alpine Christian Academy, located at 20449 Highway 82, midway between Basalt and El Jebel, is a coeducational school for preschool through high school students. Applications for the 2005-06 academic year are currently being accepted. For more information call 927-9106.Call 920-5770 for “A Cowboy Christmas Concert” tickets.

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