Darryl Worley and David Lee Murphy lit up the evening in Forsyth at the Rosebud Treasure County Fair Saturday night. The two entertainers produced nearly two hours of great country hits and had the big crowd dancing and singing along.
The KGHL Lonnie Bell Express was there as well, bringing a Coach America bus load of passengers to the fair on one of the hottest days of 2012. The hearty crew arrived at the fairgrounds around 4:30, just in time for a mid summer dust storm and blazing heat. See the photos of the event.
Thunderstoms were in the area as well, but they split north and south of Forsyth. The evening was cool, crisp, and clear for the music of Worley and Murphy.
David Lee Murphy
Murphy has focused his career on the songwriting portion after a couple of years in the 90's as a hitmaker. His 1995 hit, "Dust on The Bottle", was the most played song on radio of that year. David Lee played that along other hits including "Party Crowd" and 2004's "Loco". Other DLM songs in the set included "Just Once", from the soundtrack of the movie Eight Seconds, and "The Road You Leave Behind".
Murphy showed off his songwriter chops with a few cuts of big hits he has written for others including Kenny Chesney's "Living in Fast Forward," Blake Shelton's, "The More I Drink," Jason Aldean's, "Big Green Tractor," Josh Thompson's, "Way Out Here," and Thompson Square's number one hit, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not."
Darryl Worley showed off a scar on his forehead and told the story of how it got there. Worley was playing the Bucking Horse Show in Miles City when a wind blew a piece of equipment lose on stage. The equipment hit Darryl in the head, knocking him out and forcing the show to stop while the star had his injury attended.
Worley played his monster song, "Have You Forgotten," at the end of his 50 minute set Saturday night. The crowd also heard classics like , "I Miss My Friend," "Good Day to Run," Awful Beautiful Life," and "Sounds Like Life to Me."
Darryl also treated the crowd to his latest song. The somewhat rowdy, "You Still Got It," filled the area in front of the grandstand with scores of people dancing along. Worley ended the night with a two song encore, finishing witht the James Taylor classic, "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)."
It was a perfect finish to a great night of music and fun at the Rosebud Treasure County Fair.