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Dr. Gerald Murray

Dr. Gerald D. Murray was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. There he developed a love for country music while growing up with his uncle, who was a walking encyclopedia of country music.

In the 70's, Gerald became one of Hank Williams, Jr.'s rowdy friends touring the countryside together. All the while, Gerald was an astute student learning all he could from Hank's manager at the time, J.R. Smith. 

Although Gerald never managed Hank Williams, Jr., an agreement was reached between Gerald, Hank, Jr., and his manager, J.R. Smith for Gerald to take over management of Hank within a sixty day period. Fate played its role during this sixty days and Hank had his first number one hit in five years since, "Pride's Not Hard To Swallow". This caused J.R. to keep Hank another nine years. 

This did, however, open another door and at the recommendation of J.R. Smith. Gerald took the reins of George Jones' career, whom he managed from 1981 - 1984. 

For the next several years, Gerald spent time with his friend who had worked on the road with the George Jones show. That friend's name being Vern Gosdin.

During this time, Gerald continued his education, graduating from the University of North Alabama (Florence, AL) in 1993 and 1996. In 2000, Gerald graduated from NSU University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), earning a Doctorate in Business and graduating in the top 5% of his class of 549 students. 

Later that year, Gerald returned to the national spotlight when he signed a management agreement with his friend, the legendary, Vern Gosdin. Since then he has taken the Vern Gosdin show coast to coast and remained with Gosdin until his death in 2009.

Gerald authored a book titled, True Life Stories About "The Voice" Vern Gosdin. This book is a collection of personal stories as told by Vern Gosdin's manager and agent, Dr. Gerald Murray, written two years prior to Vern's passing. You won't find these stories anywhere else. Awarded the 'Country Publication of the Year' Award for 2007 by the Alabama Country & Gospel Music Association. The book can be purchased here on our website, or at Amazon.

On April 12, 2012, Gerald signed a management and exclusive booking contract with the country great, Doug Stone. In 2014 he signed the same agreement with former Universal Music Group/MCA Nashville artist, Ashton Shepherd. At this same time Gerald formed Gerald Murray Music, LLC  with legendary musician and personal friend, Mike McGuire of the multi-platinum and award-winning band Shenandoah, to help guide the business. Many great artist have been added to the booking roster, and likely there are many more that will be added in the near future. 

Dr. Murray has the background and the roster -- that has and will continue to make waves in the country music industry.



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