August 31

David Lee Murphy’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright:” An Optimistic Look At Life

In 2017, David Lee Murphy’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” was released as the lead single to his fifth studio album, No Zip Code. The song is in collaboration with country superstar Kenny Chesney, and it landed on top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart – making it Murphy’s first No. 1 after more than two decades.

Story Behind The Song

Written by David Lee Murphy with Nashville songwriters Chris Stevens and Jimmy Yeary, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” delivers a hopeful and reassuring message to its listeners, something very important, especially in these increasingly difficult times.

What’s even more comforting is the song’s party-vibe filled with reggae along with Murphy’s smooth singing style – and then there’s the incalculable Chesney factor. 

But behind the scenes, Kenny Chesney actually played an even bigger role than just a duet partner. 

Sharing over three decades of friendship, Chesney has recorded plenty of David Lee Murphy songs, including “Live a Little,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Bar At the End of the World,” and “Til It’s Gone.” 

Murphy would frequently send the singer his songs to cut – but this time, Chesney encouraged him to record something other than his song demos. After all, there’s no other perfect moment to put out a record himself than now.

Meanwhile, Chesney was more than grateful to return the favor by contributing on this track. The country star revealed that when Murphy sent him the song, it made him happy and smile. He described the song as “one of those sentiments for the times.” At the end of the day, wouldn’t it be great to slow down and just let go of whatever is holding us? 

Make sure you listen to “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by David Lee Murphy in the video below.


David Lee Murphy

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