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James McMurtry is an American
folk singer/songwriter and the son of novelist Larry McMurtry. James McMurtry's father, which gave him the opportunity to
get a demo tape to Mellencamp. Mellencamp subsequently served as
co-producer on McMurtry's 1989 debut album, Too Long
in the Wasteland.
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James McMurtry's father gave him his first guitar at age seven. His mother, an English professor, taught him how to play it. He said of this; "my mother taught me three chords and the rest I just stole as I went along. I learned everything by ear or by watching people".
In 2005, James McMurtry released his first studio album in 3 years, Childish Things, which received high critical praise. The album was perhaps James McMurtry at his most political, as his working-class anthem "We Can't Make It Here" included direct criticism of George W. Bush, the Iraq War and Wal-Mart.